Quote of the Day – May 9 2012

“Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.”
— Arthur Rimbaud

What would it be like if we could experience life with the openness and innocence of a child? Isn’t that a goal to aspire towards? And yet …
Our childhoods all too often get ripped away from us. Way too early we find out that the heroes and villains often exchange hats and that nothing is wholly one thing. Would becoming a child again mean that we would continuously have that experience of lost innocence?

I used to believe that innocence was the price we paid for knowledge and that it was a worthwhile trade. Yet, what does knowledge bring us but a calcified view of existence? Once we know something we lose the ability to see what we know as something else. It is only with openness that we can truly experience the true flexibility of being. If we understand that what we know may not be the final word on the subject then we can come to perceive the knowledge and understanding of others. Are we willing to part with the knowledge that we paid such a heavy price for? What if we could trade our knowledge for discernment, the ability to hold both our knowledge and that of others in balance and choose a new knowing. Perhaps that is the genius that Rimbaud speaks of, the genius of discernment.
Blessings, G

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Rainbow Spiral Mind by G A Rosenberg

Eye Beams by G A Rosenberg

4 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – May 9 2012”

  1. I don’t think knowledgw per se is a bad thing. It is only our bad habit to put previous experiences between ourselves and what we percieve, that makes our knowledge function as a kind of personal filter, which reduces the view of present reality.
    If we only could move that filter of knowledge totally inside our brain, so to speak, and meet Life with the innocence of a child and a fully open mind, I’m sure that our knowledge automatically will work for us on the subconscious level.

  2. I like to think of this sort of Recovery as the Discovery that letting go of childishness, opens us back up to the childlike Wonder and Will of each and every moment. Including what may return, of it’s own will, from our childhoods. In that childlike open place we ask, what is the Will of this moment, this memory? Then respond accordingly.

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