people I find irresistible are those in whom the
child was not killed.
The qualities of openness, trust,
inquisitiveness, tenderness, eagerness,
enthusiasm, come from the child in us and are the source of charm.
The laughter and smile that do not calculate, the
spontaneity that is not arrested.
Native American elder once described his own
inner struggles in this manner:
"Inside of me there are two dogs.
One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other
dog is good. The mean dog fights the good
dog all the time. "
When asked which dog wins he reflected for
a moment and replied, "The one I
feed the most".
One In All"
A guru asked
his disciples how they could tell when the night
had ended and the day begun. One said,
"When you see an animal in the distance and
can tell whether it is a cow or a
"No," said the guru.
"When you look at a
tree in the distance and can tell if it is a
neem tree or a mango tree".
said the guru.
"Well then , what
is it?" asked the disciples.
"When you look into
the face of any man and recognize your brother in
him: when you look into the face of any woman and recognize in her your
sister. If you cannot do this, no matter
what time it is by the sun it is still night."