Children have a unique and primal ability to connect with their innocence, playfulness and vulnerabilities. Free of the responsibilities that life often dictates, they have the space to express themselves from their hearts and not their heads. They relish the very moment they are living and have little or no concept of resenting the past or fearing the future.
They allow their imaginations and creativity to shape their experiences of life and their dreams are filled with an artist's palette of colour, textures of a fabric house and toffee-apple smells. So vibrant and alive are their individual moments that they are free to enjoy each moment with heart-beating frivolity. This is space we too can access if we can allow ourselves the permission to reconnect. After all it's not as though this experience of being child-hearted is completely alien to us - just a distant memory.
Summertime is ripe for allowing ourselves a chance to relax in the warmth of the sun and summer's invitation to play outdoors with family and friends. Light, long, balmy days are designed for us to be outside appreciating what the natural world has to offer and holidays create the space for us to let go of our hold on judgements, decisions and anxieties. We learn to let go, have fun, play and engage with our child-innocence. There's nothing like blue skies to feel the excitement of the moment.
So make this a time when you can temporarily suspend your adult mind and use the season to access your playful soul and to connect with your inner child. Let go of your need to judge situations and people, to criticise, to compare, to fear, to worry. See through eyes of wonder and awe, hear the orchestra of the world that gets hidden beneath the turmoil of life's busy motorway and feel the magic of being alive through a child-hearted connection.
Joy of the moment can be relished by each and every adult and in the spirit of the child, we can learn so much from the innocent smiles that grace our complex and chaotic world.