We think as adults that we know what life is, what we are, what our bodies and the world are better than a two year old child does, like the one in this picture. But we're wrong, because we live separated from life, from the world, from our bodies and ourself by our thoughts about these things. The two year old doesn't, at least not nearly as much as we do.
The two year old is more open and free. He experiences the moment more fully. He is far more alive.
The amazing things is we can be fully alive again too. It's not too late for us. We can experience life fully open and fully alive without thoughts getting in the way and limiting our experience of life. When we do this we realize, that even at the age of 70 or 80, we still have the same energy, enthusiasm, awe and vitality we did when we were two years old. We are still just as free, open and alive. No matter how much our thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge and memories of past experiences have beaten us down, tied us up and limited our world and our life, we can regain all of it. We can open to all of it. We can become fully alive again.
exercises, practices and experiments to experience being fully alive again