posted on Apr, 21 2009 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by rapunzel222
There is no child within us and therefore no one to find and even if there were, there would be no questions to ask. We know how we should live and we
know what the child represents.
Not everyone is lost and confused.
This longing for the child within can be understood in different ways.
There is a desire to return to freedom and innocence, to openness and joy, to unconditional love.
This desire is expressed collectively when mankind hearkens back to a golden age, to a time when we were more in touch with ourselves or even with
nature, to a time when we were free.
We feel we have lost something that we have to regain but there is nothing to be regained, it is still here, has always been here, it just has to be
Mankind’s collective childhood, before the birth of ego consciousness, self, I am, or whatever we wish to call it, is the same as our individual
childhood before we realise that the world is separate from us and I am is born within us.
The longing for the child within is the longing for the ego-less state.
Some say there is a god, some say god is unconditional love, and some even say god is enlightenment.
The idea of this inner child is representative of our separatedness from god.
And I’m not even religious!