Posted on May 2nd, 2012
“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”
~ William Shakespeare
Innocence is the purity of being, the essence of who we are. We see this innocence in babies and young children, in our beloved pets, and in the eyes of the dying as they let go of this dimension and move onto the next.
Deep within us, our innocent nature waits to be acknowledged, to be accepted, and shine forth into the world. Like a crystal or diamond, it reflects who we are at the core of our being. When we open ourselves to it, nothing can cover its brilliance. The masks we wear, the roles we play, and the personas we don, all move into the background of our true light.
When we live from our innocent state of being we see through the false beliefs of not being enough. We rise above the programming of sin and guilt. And we are empowered to live a life of freedom. We also see the innocence buried within others, no matter how they behave in the world. We look past the appearance and persona of others and see their true nature. In the simple seeing, we give others permission to be who they really are.
Insights on Innocence
♦ Where do you see innocence in the world? Do you see it in nature, animals, babies and children? Do you see it in adults, do you see it in yourself?
♦ What blocks you from seeing and experiencing innocence? Is it rigid beliefs, judgments, right and wrong perspectives?
♦ What supports you to see the innocence in others? What supports you to experience it in yourself?
Inspiration on Being Innocent
♦ See innocence. Start with nature and notice it in flowers, birds and trees. Then look for it in your loved ones. See past their behavior and into the purity of their soul. Take it a step further and see it in acquaintances, strangers and the people you see or hear about who cause harm in the world. See beyond the acting out, the woundedness, and into core of their being.
♦ Experience innocence. Take a moment to tune out the world and tune into your self. Let go of any self-judgments or invalidation in your space and feel into the core of your being. Touch into the feeling of innocence and let it flow through your whole body.
♦ Practice innocence. On a daily basis, choose to see the innocence in others and yourself. Whenever a judgment arises, replace it with forgiveness and then tune into the innocence behind the mask, role or behavior.
As we see and experience innocence we heal ourselves and the world.