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If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder

If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder, they need the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. For those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

~ from THE SENSE OF WONDER by Rachel L. Carson
The Sense of Wonder
By Rachel Carson

In every adult there lurks a child

In every adult there lurks a child --
and eternal child,
something that is always becoming,
is never completed,
and calls for unceasing care,
attention and education.
That is part of the human personality
which wants to develop and
become whole.

~ Carl G. Jung

The spirit of childhood is a spirit of simplicity and joy

The spirit of childhood is a spirit of simplicity and joy that goes together with the greatest intelligence and the most advanced knowledge. Here more than anywhere else the law of contrasts holds: one must be great to be secure enough to be truly childlike -- just as one must be strong to be infinitely gentle, and wise in order to permit oneself to be foolish. Spiritual childhood is a matter of trust and self-surrender into God's hands.

~ Petite Soeur Magdeleine de Jesus

There is a child that exists in all of us

There is a child that exists in all of us. For some, this little boy or girl is buried alive under years of pain and abuse. As we uncover the child spirit, we experience the emotions, the thoughts and even the behaviors that have been repressed for decades. Unless at some point we are able to embrace our inner child at whatever age and stage it shows itself to us, we will re-enact childhood events in some very destructive and unconscious ways. Yet through this courageous work we find the pathway to joy, serenity and wholeness.

~ from "Inner Child Work" by Rokelle W. Lerner

The peacemakers are called children of God

The peacemakers are called children of God, because that is precisely what they are: the conscious offspring of the Creator. The peacemakers are men and women who have adventured down the avenues of healing and caught the current of their divine identity. The children of God share the spirits and purposes of God. The peacemakers have internalized the seven steps to wholeness outlined in the Beatitudes: they recognized their weaknesses; they long for what they need to change; they are gentle, unpretentious and nonviolent; they pursue right livelihood; they have compassion for others; their motivation is pure; they offer unconditional love to all.

~ from TERRA CHRISTA by Ken Carey
Terra Christa
By Ken Carey

Those who have the humility of a child

Childhood is the foundation stone upon which stands the whole life structure. The seed sown in childhood blossoms into the tree of life.

Those who have the humility of a child may find again the key to reverence for, and kinship with, all of life.

~ J. Allen Boone
Kinship with All Life
By J. Allen Boone

Let the child return

Since the more we learn,
Let the Child return
And wisdom grow.

~ Benjamin Priest

The child that is born is an open bridge to the unconscious

The child that is born is an open bridge to the unconscious, to the unmanifest, expanded multidimensional soul. Babies are so magnificent. They're always staring off into space, into the eyes of their beloveds, of their companion souls, of God. We have all heard it said that the eyes are the windows of the soul, and the soul is very present in children... As we touch the child inside ourselves, we begin to shift from the emotional body's experience to the deeper, more profound love of our cosmic self. The child reminds us that God laughs.

~ from ECSTASY IS A NEW FREQUENCY by Chris Griscom

Guess who I am

Guess who I am?
Guess who it is
that loves you --
you, who were the breaking of spring
in my heart
before the beginning of time;
guess who I am,
You, in the womb
before the day star I have begotten you.

~ from CARYLL HOUSELANDER by Maisie Ward with thanks to Alice Somers

The carefree hearts of children

The carefree hearts of children reflect qualities that are divine by their restless pranks and blissful for their innocence. It is for us to see how far we can make use of this "Divinity" in ourselves, expressed through the child-God.

~ Meher Baba
God Speaks
By Meher Baba
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