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“Willingness to become as a little child and to leave the old for the new, renders thought receptive of the advanced idea. Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear, — this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony.” (Science and Health, p. 323-324)
We may think we are unable to feel the sense of readiness for the new, like a little child, that this quote speaks about. But it isn’t a capacity for receptivity and openness that we lack. It is likely a lack of willingness.
Let’s recognize that the mortal mind may hold to the old, believe that our joys and our lives are in the past. That limited thought also sees our future as based on a perspective that is often narrow and closed off to new possibilities. But that mortal mind isn’t who we are, and it doesn’t have the truth for us.
We can break away from those false beliefs and opinions, parading as wisdom, and rediscover the innocence that is our true selfhood. We are children—fresh to this day and ready to be guided and taught, to grow and to prosper, to have fun!
Let’s let go of that human will, that know-it-all attitude that isn’t getting us anywhere or making us happy. Instead, let’s embrace the childlike (but not childish) heart within us, and be glad to give up the dated, the jaded, the false, for those new joys that satisfy, harmonize, invigorate, and bless!
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