Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wake up the child

We all would have enjoyed our childhood days with so much of cherished moments, abundant of happiness for small things, silly fights that wouldn’t last for more than a couple of hours and not knowing the meaning of ego. All we were doing is to eat, study, sleep nicely and have just a couple of friends to talk things that were beyond our knowledge. Being ignorant had its own advantages at this age.


We felt so secure, with our parents there to bag us from any sort of trouble, covering us with the warmth of love and care, day and night. We tend to get satisfied easily and get rid of angst with a small grin. There were literally no responsibilities and things to fight for. Everything wished had come our way along with tons of happiness.


But responsibilities and trouble started to grow as we grow and move away from childhood. Things start to get different and our mind and heart never gets satisfied easily. Our perception towards everything has changed and we always have a doubt and insecurity. That simple faith seem to be vanished somewhere in the process. We feel that we’re grown up and know everything and we are always correct, until that simple lesson life teaches us.

Every person will have a child inside him/her. There’s nothing wrong in unleashing the character and be your childself (don’t google it, the word doesn’t exist!). Jump in joy for small happiness in life; have a silly talk with your dear ones; if something hurts you badly, cry it out and throw away from your heart. You don’t even have to let others know about this but let your heart inculcate the habit of a child.

We had never taken anything serious under the sun when we were a kid. So why do we want to be serious after grown-up? Actually growing-up meant to be growing wiser day after day. But it seems to be completely the other way (in the context of life). We were so good when we were a kid, but as we grow up, that good and wise things had gone down gradually and all other unwanted things started occupying our mind and soul and corrupted the system.

So let’s not just stick to this adulthood, grown-up mentality, and be a child-like person whenever possible. Be like a kid when you are with your loved ones; shower that unadulterated care, take everything in an easy way, don’t let worry enter your heart, shoo it away; we will never get hurt or tend to feel bad towards life’s challenges. Being like this will help us to have a corrupt-free and happy mind :)

24 comments:

KP said...

Ya.. why not?? But as a child our problems were also less and we had people to rely on.. but as we grow people rely on us.. may be that is why we change!.. nice post Anand...

India's no.1 blog said...

Nice post buddy :) will try n remember this lesson :))

Saru Singhal said...

It would be great if we do this very often. The child in us will make our lives less boring. And, life will be charged for rest of the adult activities. Great post!

Anand said...

@KP: Ya Krishnapriya, we change because we need to beef up for giving that reliability to others. But often in the process we completely leave behind the child in us. It will help us save from unwanted worries if we realize the child in us... Thank you for that sweet comment :)

Anand said...

@India's no.1 blog: Thanks a ton Prayukth :)

Anand said...

@Saru Singhal: Rightly said Saru... Why didn't I think of this? It will charge us for the rest of the adult activities :) Thanks a ton!!!

Chintan said...

I AM THAT CHILD ALREADY :D
There I screamed and told ya.....

You have such profound posts and that too articulated so well :)

Cheers,
Chintan

Spicy Sweet said...

Ignorance is bliss. That is why we had childhood filled with happiness. I loved your new coined word 'Childself'
Agreed with you, we should not take things in life seriously, we are not going to get out of it alive anyway! :P (yeah, I know old joke. But just remembered)
Don't think of social stigmas. Go blow out bubbles, jump around in rain and puddles, say aeroplane Taa-Taa, Ask few coins from your parents, go buy chocolates which will fill your pocket.
If you can do things like these even now, without thinking what will others think about you! Yippie! you have that child alive in you,

Rahul Bhatia said...

Small things of life bring the greatest joy!Nice post

Nasnin Nasser said...

Delightful post Anand! It prompts me to recall the lines of Wordsworth;

"My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the man;
And I wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety."

Also Kamala Das's words which have got imprinted in my mind..."Tragedy of life is not death, but growth"!

As you said when the mind grows up it's very difficult to be gratified with the little little happy moments in life. Blotches of ego starts to develop and that old innocence is vanished;

Loved your word "childself". This is real creativity...to be able to discover new usages in relation with the idea we pursue to express! Worthy of appreciation!

Let us hope that we can go back to our innocence...thanks for this inspiring post! Keep up the good work:-)

Anand said...

@Chintan: Thank you so much... means a lot coming from you :)

Anand said...

@Spicy Sweet: Thank you very much Sahana... loved the way you expressed your comment! :)

Anand said...

@Rahul Bhatia: Thank you very much for the comment and welcome here :)

Anand said...

@Nasnin Nasser: Thanks a ton Nasnin.. Both the poem and the quote was awesome. You gotta be a literature queen :)

Thanks for that lovely comment. It pushes me every time to raise the bar!!! :) Your last line reminds me of the song 'return to innocence' by Enigma!!!

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Anand,ur post stopped me here to read.How come U survive life without considering it Seriously?.May be we can - if we consider life's problems that way.Luvd reading ur post.Good job.Keep blogging dear friend.

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

I always knew, there was something fishy about this whole scene of growing up!

:D

There is always a little child inside us all. We've got to let him play in the sun sometimes. He doesn't like being closed.

Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Anand said...

@MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!: Thank you very much for dropping by. Yes, we shouldn't take life seriously cos we will miss the 'fun' part then.. :)

Anand said...

@Blasphemous Aesthete: Exactly... well said, there's a child inside us and he definitely doesn't like being closed... Thank you very much for the comment :)

sophia said...

i tried to wake up the child but she said, "five minutes, no school today" and went back to sleep! :)

Anand said...

@Sophia: Thank you.. That's an inevitable child expression. :)

Ashwini said...

We should bring out the child in us, since thats the only way we can enjoy the nuances of life. Wonderful post, yet again.

Anand said...

@Ashwini: Thanks a ton for the comment. Well said, bring out the child to enjoy those small nuances in life :)

Ashish Nandwani said...

Liked reading it! I connect with u

Anand said...

@Ashish Nandwani: Thank you for dropping by and for the follow.. :)

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