Taoism embraces innocence.
Being youthful in our essence and approaching life with a smile.
Now as we get older we may end up using many words to help balance us to be on this path. We teach Wu-Wei and Pu to stop forceful actions and to keep ourselves open to potential. We teach compassion / kindness to keep our minds open in seeing others as they are -> not what they *project*. We teach modesty to grow slowly, to not lose heart. We teach non judgement so we don’t limit our spirit and thus maintain our innocence . We teach nutrition and healthy lifestyles to keep the body elegant.
Taoism is a balance of practices to keep us whole.
In my heart everyday, this is how I see myself. I never grew up nor will I ever. Yes my body will age, my mind will mature many times over, my spirit may act with deeper awareness and patience -> yet always in heart a Taoist holds in the center of their being: acceptance of their essence with innocence…
I might be over 50, yet I only know myself as a child each day. Each day a mystery to explore, each person a friend to play with.
I might feel some aches and pains. At times I look at the dash of grey within my hair.
Yet always a child in how I know myself.