Reflections on some ancient wisdom
I find myself the happiest when I'm around children, for all of the reasons you've outlined above. Great insights, Scott! And I loved reading the Gita!
You've been reading my top 3 favorite sacred texts. Isn't it amazing how each one seems to echo the other? I've never really outgrown my child-like wonder, but the responsibility of providing for and nurturing my children leads to many battles with myself to do it all on my own, to push and strive and work harder. Thank you so much for the reminder that the abundance of the universe is mine if I allow it to unfold rather than try to shake the fruit off the tree before it's ripe and sweet.
Good, interesting points.
I love the way you tied in the scriptural quotes at the beginning. The whole “become as children” trend had occurred to me, but it’s extra nice to see it spelled out so directly.
I feel like I’m constantly sending you articles, which, yeah… sorry! 😅 But I swear I only do it when I really feel compelled to out of vibing with your stuff!
Anyway, I wrote this one a while back, in my pre-substack days, about how LSD kinda *literally* turns you into a baby and how one cool hope for the psychedelic renaissance might be those child-like qualities (which I explore in detail) becoming part of mainstream consciousness.
"Even when you’ve experienced greater understanding than you had before, I think it’s better to remain like a child who isn’t identified with their knowledge." what a beautiful way to share what I didn't yet have the words to express, thank you. 💖
This is both beautiful and sad for me Scott. As a former $Bn Enterprise Software CFO Cognos/IBM, I walked away from my corporate career early, to raise my children in a beautiful place (Noosa, Sunshine Coast AU). This is where I experienced my awakening and got into same, Taoism, Occult, Psychics, Crystals & Chakras, realising a much deeper calling to help liberate humanity through the advancement of consciousness. I started writing the curriculum for a Spirituality Academy, to teach other children. Sadly, in the process my relationships broke down and I have since been wrongfully alienated from my young daughters, with no credible path through Australia’s institutions and courts to justice for a number of years. I am confident life will heal itself.
In this period I started the voteholder.org project, the world’s first blockchain direct democracy initiative for 8 billion people to vote on priorities and solutions on an equal footing, and a single incorruptible platform (I liked your podcast with Steve Farrell of Humanity’s team).
Best wishes, I enjoy your content.
Children know they create all of their reality. They are still connected with Source much the same as the Dream-walkers are - until they have been properly disinvested of those ideas by their parents and society. This is what the Shift, the Remembrance is about. A return to our ancient wisdom.
“Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”
great post! this is something absolutely top of mind for me with my kids - i try and learn from them as much as i'm trying to teach them.
Love this --> “we are our own biggest limiters of experience...Devoid of concepts and ideas, we can meet reality with a vastness of potential”
On your recommendation, I’m reading The Surrender Experiment. It’s such a quick and compelling read -- and some similar themes to what you’ve written here. Attachment is suffering, and believing we know better than someone else or are better than someone is just another form of attachment. We are limiting what life has in store for us by rigidly trying to control outcomes or holding rigid beliefs. I’m new here but really hope I can let this “lightness of being” sink in. It feels so expansive and full of possibility.