The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.Albert Einstein
And so I was inspired to write a brief post about the idea of setting time aside regularly to spend some time in a child-like state of wonder.
I have mentioned before that I sometimes look to my children’s behaviour to slow me down and keep me in the present moment.
- Children stop a lot
- They can be interested in everything, in all directions
- They are curious
- They ask questions
- They constantly seek to understand the things they see.
They also interrupt and want their needs met immediately – because they exist in the moment.
As a child the pursuit of everything is the norm.
As an adult things get in the way.
What an important practice to come back to – the pursuit of truth and beauty:
- A way to take us away from or cares
- A way of lifting our minds onto higher ideas
- A way of experiencing the beauty all around us
- A way of refining our personal definition of beauty
- A way of looking at the world with curiosity
- An opportunity to pause and consider what is in front of us
The idea of spending a portion of every day in state of child-like wonder is certainly worth considering.
Maybe my March challenge of taking a daily pause will morph into an April challenge pursuing truth and beauty every day!?