June 24, 2011

Innocence

When we are born, we are full of innocence, but then in our vain effort to find what we think is the truth, we lose our innocence. Once lost, innocence cannot be regained. It is often replaced with cynicism, jadedness, and a voice of sarcasm. It seems as if truth and innocence cannot exist with one another. One seems to eliminate the other. This is probably because there is a point where we begin to equate innocence with being na├»ve. We should ‘know’ better. There is an age, and it can vary from person to person, where the magic of life dissipates. Innocence gives way to knowing. We have to be careful it does not give way to cynicism. If we follow the teachings of the Tao, we can gain insight without gaining a negative outlook.

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