All of me loves all of you.” — Jon Legend
When I look back at my childhood, I feel immense joy! The time spent under the guava tree, sitting on an attic munching goodies, reaching school half- hour early to catch up with my bestie…hmmm… nostalgia!
So, what happened to the child in me? Where did it disappear? Well, the child paid a huge price to be an adult! She lost her innocence. The child is now a knowledgeable adult.
Well, that doesn’t solve anything! It only complicates things further..
So, how to navigate through the complexities of life? Relationships, family, misery and miscellany?
Did you hear the story of the frog that tried climbing up a tree? Despite all the discouragement from the other frogs, it reached the top! First time in one’s life, being deaf was a virtue. A frog on the top of the tree is still a frog but can experience the expansiveness of the open sky!
It’s life that matters, nothing but life—the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot
So, the formula to simplicity is ‘detachment!’ The most effective method tried by the Buddha and the Wise Ones’ from the remote past.
As you walk, the path appears!