How long will you hide your beautiful festive smile.
Teach your laughter to a flower, manifest an eternity. ~ RUMI.
One of the things I most love about children is their capacity for full self-expression. One minute they are laughing, another minute crying and yet another minute stomping their feet in anger. They move freely and fluidly between the many emotions that lie within.
As we get older there is much shame and guilt that begins to attach to these emotions. We fear them and thus fear expressing them into our world.
Children remind us who we are ~ free, fully expressed and alive, like the child in this video. Her magnificence of expression and unbridled soulful presence fills the room. Despite being small and innocent she is incredibly powerful.
Next time you hold back in expressing your true feelings remember this little girl. Let her be your inspiration. Let her remind you who you are.
“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
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