Yeshua says: “The person who is old in years
will not hesitate to ask a child of just seven years
about the place of life;
and the one who asks will live.

For many who are first will be last,
and will become a single one.”

Everything gets turned upside down in the Yeshua world. Nothing is as I expect it to be.

In Matthew 18:3, Jesus is reported to have said,

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

And in Matthew 20:16 he says,

the last will be first, and the first will be last.

To “change and become like children” is to give up the illusion of control. It means letting go of the fantasy that I understand what is going on in life and to approach life with wide-eyed wonder and an open responsive heart.

For Yeshua, the adult who is willing to go to a child discovers life. A child has the capacity to reconnect me with myself. In the innocent openness and receptivity of a child, I see my true self. A child is an icon of the divine, a portal through which I reconnect with my deepest nature.

When I am with a child, my defenses drop; my heart softens and opens. I become more fully the person I was created to be. I no longer need to be powerful or smart. I do not need to have all the answers. When I “ask a child… about the place of life,” I discover that life is right here, right now.

When I watch a child, I discover that life is sufficient and adequate just as it is. Nothing needs to be added. I do not need to get something else or acquire something more. My whole life is brought together into this one single point. I become a “single one”, no longer pulled in multiple directions. I no longer need everything to change; I am simply present here in this moment. Here is the kingdom of God.

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SOUL: Stop – Open – Unburden – Listen

When I unburden myself for a moment of the preoccupations of being adult, I find in this present moment, life is full of beauty and light.

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