Stay Wild Moon Child, How to be?
There's much more than meets the eye of one who is to remember how to be a wild moon child. One must be fearless, fearless to face the great unknown, with or without hesitation one must be bold to live their life to their wildest dreams. You must push through life's insecurities and all borders known to you to learn and experience what lies beyond. Just like we did when we were kids. Think back to when you were a child, not of your experience but of our mentality. When we were kids, we had a certain fearlessness that we as adults have somehow forgotten. The fearlessness to pursue any and all endeavors without the fear of uncertainty. The adult is jealous of our inner child. Why has our thought process changed? Was it not that when we were kids and lived in uncertainty that we were the happiest, most creative, with ideas and fantasies that would go on all day? This sacred tool was our imagination.
The imagination is a gift, not something that's meant to be grown out of or forgotten. Children let their imaginations run wild and don't set limits on how far to take it. They don't have limits on time constraints or dwell about unfinished tasks. They don't worry or stress about what tomorrow holds, rather, they are present and live in the moment, finding magic in all of life's wonders. Every new exposure is experienced in awe. Trying to learn this wonderful world and seeing it through a new lens. Not the same old blurry one you and I are use to — you know, the one where everything is expected because we've already experienced it, and have it all figured out right? We should always find the new in the old, the bliss in the moment, daily, and not take life's miracles for granted.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world." — Albert Einstein
Expected outcomes from perceived experience can be dangerous to our inner Moon Child. Because we as humans want to re-create what has brought us happiness, which is logical. The problem with this? We become complacent with only re-creating these same moments over and over again. Forgetting to try something new that is uncertain, because we are so wrapped up in taking actions that we know will have expected results in our favor. Although we feel we have it all figured out, we must realize that the smarter we become, the more experiences we learn from, and the more life seems to make sense, actually equates to less magic we see in the world. This is because the older we get and the more questions that are answered - life sadly becomes more defined. What was once an endless possibility becomes definite, bordered and final. We must continue to learn and grow but look at the world through the Moon Child's eye.
"Let go of certainty, The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow." —Tony Schwartz
What helps the moon child stay wild is embedded in the wilderness of the great outdoors. The great outdoors equals the great unknown. Uncertainty in both - magic in both, the two are synonymous. You must never stop exploring the worlds wonders; both the physical world and the magic in between that we cannot readily see. Most great gifts and treasures are the ones we cannot behold. Among many, one example is the wind. When was the last time you thought about the wind? Not just the feeling you get as its breeze blows across your face, but of its content, origin, and destructive, yet majestic qualities. What did you think it was when you were a kid? And what is your definition of what it is now? Is it something we take for granted?
As a young moon child, the wind was magical; there was no apparent rhyme or reason, it was just a thing that happened. There was no explanation or definition, just something we admired as we looked up to the trees in the fall time and watched the golden leaves be blown away mysteriously. We observed trees that stood still begin to dance to natures ancient tune with a powerful sound that was not quite comprehended. This observation in awe without complete understanding is where the Wild Moon Child lies in each and every one of us. We must search for these moments daily. We must constantly seek for the beauty in people and in the world the way we did before - the long lost forgotten. We must let go of certainty, definitions, and borders. This idea of exploding past borders, impacting things that lie beyond defined lines, and letting go of fear and certainty has become the inspiration of Stay Wild Moon Child, as well as how to be!
"When nothing is certain, anything is possible." — Mandy Hale
So, what happens when we as adults remove certainty, use our imagination and creativity, and pursue our passionate endeavors through the Moonchild's lens? Articles like this will be written!