- You are accidentally given the responsibility to look after a little child
- How do you treat the baby? Are you going to be mean, hurt/torture the baby for no reason?
- Suppose you really need the baby to do something, how do you go about convincing the baby? Do you use force, logical arguments, bribery, playfulness, sulking, intimidating ...?
- Now, you are brought into contact with a little child inside yourself. What is your answers to the same questions as above but for that little child inside you?
I was meditating this morning and started to remember different memories of my encounters with the little child inside myself and also little children inside people whom I love. Gradually, these questions formed in my mind and as day passed I realized how important and profound these questions are.
Of course, these are not questions that you read and answer in a few minutes. You may want to keep them in mind and meditate on them every once in a while. I have a strong intuition that if you persist, they open a path to understanding your self and getting in closer touch with your soul.