Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” The first quality that strikes one when one looks into the eyes of a child is their innocence: their lovely inability to lie or wear a mask or pretend to be anything other than what they is.

How much of the innocence of childhood do you still retain? Is there anyone today in whose presence you can simply and totally be yourself, as nakedly open and innocent as a child?

How sad, if you would have passed through life and never seen life
again with the eyes of a child.

We need to return to paradise again.

We need to be redeemed again.

We need to put off the old man, the old woman, the old nature, the conditioned self, the attack and defenses of ego, and return to the state of
the child, but without being children.