Thursday, December 30, 2010

. . . You Must Become as a Little Child

In his "Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood." William Wordsworth penned the famous lines that describe the "knowing" of childhood which we lose as we grow older:
" . . . Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
The soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar.
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come,
From God who is our home. "
In the Gospels, J, said that you have to become as a little child before you can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; the Kingdom of Heaven that "is within you." (John 17:21). We cannot bring the adult "ego" with us when we go within.

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