Meditators’ speak: 7 Songs of Innocence

“When the mind transcends the senses, it comes back to its true nature which is innocence – in no sense.”

– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Beauty is best expressed in the song of the heart. The following verses capture these magical reflections of a few people-of-the- grown-up-world for whom meditation has been the return to innocence.

When we think child, ‘innocence’ naturally comes to our mind. In the journey of growing up, this innocence somehow hides itself in some silent corner of our existence. However, just the memory of this innocence brings with it unbounded joy, a contagious smile and an overwhelming feeling of pleasantness.

The truth is: it is possible to be in that beautiful space of innocence even now as adults. Meditation leads us by the hand on this journey, from an ignorant childish innocence to a wisdom-filled, child-like innocence.

#1 “In the present moment, we are all innocent. Wake up.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Understanding what childhood meant

Happy and playful,worries zero percent

To that innocent past, I wanted to go back

Where we had fights and tears, yet jokes to crack

Yet I found myself in the present, I meditated and found that I am innocent.

(Based on thoughts shared by Sylaja Kannan)

#2 “If you look at a child, there is unconditional love in his eyes. Every baby has this quality but minus wisdom. When you grow old, keep the quality of innocence in you and have the depth of wisdom along with it.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Innocence is in a child’s eyes

A mind free, rejoicing, and in the moment lies

It’s a chance to be your self

In the core of your being, you dwell

Meditate, my dear, be calm and be wise.

(Based on thoughts shared by Divya Sachdev)

#3 “Innocence is naturally present in everyone. You just need to blossom it. And how do you do that? Just be in meditation.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I seek freedom from all boundaries, boundaries made by me

I seek to return to innocence, to simply be just me

Every situation is the same

It’s all part of life’s game

I seek to be thrilled every moment, I seek to meditate and just be.

(Based on thoughts shared by Radhika De)

#4 “See the world through your heart and then you will find that there is so much beauty, so much love, so much innocence and such good intentions in people.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Wake up and see, the world around you is beautiful

You are innocent and everything in creation is so blissful

Wearing colored glasses of distrust, you see everybody in disguise

It’s time to remove them and get a fresh set of eyes

Meditate, O innocent child, for you are naturally joyful.

(Based on thoughts shared by Vikram Nath)

#5 “The child inside you is alive. You are still that innocence.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Smile and laugh, why get serious?

Life is just a play, all mysterious

You are born innocent, do not forget

There is still a child in you, I bet!

Just meditate and meet the real you which is glorious.

(Based on thoughts shared by Arpita Rai)

#6 “Have faith in the innocence of the present moment.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Innocence is to forget all worries

And move to a state devoid of flurries

Enjoy this moment, live it to the fullest

For it is so innocent and full of deep rest,

When you meditate, for a change forget about cooking curries!

(Based on thoughts shared by Supriya Bhatia)

#7 “We need to bring the child-like beauty and innocence that God gifted every human being back into our lives.”– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Why do you crib, what do you expect?

You are ever pure and innocent, you forget

It’s time you realize

How beautiful is life,

Meditate now, there is no time as ‘correct’!

(Based on thoughts shared by Saskia Richter)

Meditation is that beautiful technique which helps you get back to who you really are - an innocent child - not just for those few minutes but every moment of your life. With regular practice, this can be experienced. You can get your personal mantra to meditate, you could join the next Sahaj Samadhi Meditation course near your place.

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