“The Wise Child” from “Remembering Eternity”

“The greatest of all challenges to be faced in a lifetime, then, was finding one’s way, not only back to a childlike state of innocence, but forward to the permanence of Being a wise and saintly child. A merely young child compares to a saintly child as deep sleep compares to enlightenment: in youth and sleep one enjoys the peace of non-mentality but cannot maintain it amidst the chaotic Sturm und Drang of the worldly illusion. One had not only to rediscover the innocence and expansive immediacy of childhood but to find for the first time Eternity, Silence, and Peace on the very battlefield of daily life.”https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01B9SZ1DW