Put Down the Toys of Childhood and Pick up the Tools of Adulthood. DO NOT Get Rid of Childlike JOY, however.
Guru Singh | April 22, 2013
As a child, the tools of childhood served us well. These—the tools of doubt, jealousy, envy, frustration, fear, fascination, unreasonable humor, and many, many others—all provided the illusion of security and stimulated our childhood growth. As an adult, we must put aside many of these tools, except unreasonable humor (belly laughing) and fascination; otherwise, the other ones will hold us way back, disrupt our sacred perceptions of life, create disharmony amongst our peers, and produce other unintended consequences. For example, doubt as a child’s tool serves the child to further examine and then gain understanding of the road ahead—a road that the child measures inch by inch for the purposes of negotiating with fear and affording the illusion of security. Arrogance—a tool of childhood—steps in to overcome this doubt and becomes the mover and driver through the formative years. As an adult—not just a chronological one but an authentic one—we are to travel through the years not inch by inch but dream by dream, accomplishment by accomplishment. Any doubt slows this progress way down and becomes a blockage to the joys of progress. As a spiritually-evolved adult—a path walker as it is known to the ancients—the journey of an enlightened adult’s life is to be measured in light years. Doubt and all the other childhood tools are disastrous and virtually unusable at this rate of journey. The preferred tools of this advanced evolution are tools of elegance and grace, integrity and courage. There is no place for arrogance. There is no place for power struggles. There is no place for the deceptions caused by fear, jealousy, envy, and insecurity. By this measure, the world today appears to be primarily populated with aging adult-sized children. This is the current nature of life on our planet, and it is not only the problem, it is, in fact, by design. As a teacher, you must learn to work with this design, master it, and become a mentor to all these adult children (known as adult-childs). This is the role for your advanced consciousness; this is the road of your advanced mastery. You are not to become frustrated or hurt or disappointed or wrestle for control—those are the tools of childhood, and they will not serve you here. They will only create struggle when dealing with the adult-childs. Instead, seeing the world as it is, become responsible, able to respond to the way it is. Right here, right now, have an adult response. See the way things are in this world and in your world. If that means making a move to set the playing field back to level for all the adult-childs around you, then do not hesitate. Make the move! Create the time of your life and their lives! Remain committed to your purpose as a leader, as a teacher, as an adult in this one-room schoolhouse Earth—the new evolutionary human consciousness.
These Inspirational Blessings are like mantras. Reminders that cause us to think at a new angle, to shake up old patterns, to renew and rebuild our vision and purpose. We then gain insight to ignite and inspire an opening to manifest our conscious focus through conscious action.
Guru Singh is a world-renowned yoga instructor, author, musician, and family man. Guru Singh works with the Dalai Lama, teaches with Tony Robbins, and has recorded an album with Grammy® Award-winning artist Seal. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.