A child is very happy, enthusiastic and energetic all the time. As we grow and mature, we obviously lose many of the qualities of a child which we need to remain happy and healthy.
Yes, happiness and health diminish as we grow and no one cares to understand the reasons for it.
1. Forget & Forgive
The first and foremost quality of a child to remain happy is its quality to forget people and occasions hurt it and make it sad. It forgets and forgives unwittingly and effortlessly to move on whereas the matured become gloomy and sad by repeating the experience within to keep the ill feeling as long as possible. Please offload such nonsense from you to love afresh.
2. Remain Active
Children never remain quiet. They are extremely happy – they are on the moving doing something to its pleasure. Whereas matured want to take rest, relax and sleep – as much as possible. This intention make them lazy and sick. Therefore, let us have maximum utility time and remain active.
3. Keeping The Body Flexible
Have you ever noticed the movements and postures of the child? They would fold their legs back and sit on them. This is nothing but Vajra Asanaa in Hatha Yoga. As we become old and matured, we never walk, jog and run. Never squat on the floor unlike children. Our limbs and joints become rigid slowly and we have muscle pulls. We should not lose the quality of our childhood days and keep flexing our body to remain healthy.
4. Curiosity, Observation & Learning
Children are always curious to learn. They learn by sheer observation. Alas, we lose this very important quality of observing and learning only to remain complacent. Children learn in chunks – when they look at an object they observe in chunks and learn. We observe objects as a whole. We are not curious to learn as we grow. We should always be learning, unlearning and relearning.
5. Self Confidence And Thinking Big
Children would put on the clothes and chapels of their parents & elders and their imagination is always big. A child would always think that ‘IT CAN’ . This most needed quality is vanishing when we become matured and old. We remain apprehensive with no self confidence at all.
6. Self Reliance
Children want to do things themselves. Only out of our fear and apprehension that they would harm themselves, we rush to do things for them. “I will do myself” is the common phrase they utter. When they want something, they never call any one but first try to get it themselves. Only when they feel they can’t, they seek help. Whereas, we develop a sense of getting assistance and expect people to help us even for our daily routines.
7. Imagination – Trying New Things
Children are highly imaginative and never stick on to dry routines. They want to see new colors, new shapes, new play mates and methods. They make several things differently and enjoy. Whereas, the old and matured are trapped in routines to feel bored. Even the schools feed the left brain neglecting the imaginative and artistic right.
Children show utmost perseverance in fulfilling their wishes (goals). They never remain silent unless they get what they want to get. Parents quite often mistake it as adamant attitude but in reality they go all out to achieve. We have, when matured, desires but not goals with passion to achieve.
9. Freedom Loving
Children are lovers of unfettered freedom. They can never be imprisoned within four walls who want always outbound activity. When we become old, our personal and official life push us within four walls and we, in the course of time, lose our interest to go out to enjoy the world. Marriage snatches the freedom of an individual (in most of the cases) .
Beliefs of children are so strong and unshakable. They once set the belief, they go by it. That is the reason why parents are told to seed good beliefs in them. Whereas, the old and matured have bleak and weak beliefs. Belief stems from the powerful subconscious mind and is hence essential for a steady life journey.
Friends, never ever allow these qualities once we enjoyed in our childhood to go away from us! These qualities are essential for whole life and not for the early phase of our life.
Have these qualities intact to remain happy and healthy!! All the best.