The traumatized psyche of a child contains a silver lining. With time, love, and treatment, as the child enters adulthood, he or she with great skill and finesse will have an exceptional capacity of reaching high transcendental states through meditation or prayer. These wounded souls have acquired this ability through the mechanism of dissociation- a detachment of psychological and environmental surroundings used to protect itself against further trauma. Since meditation also requires a practice of detaching from the ego or thinking mind, these children would have already experienced and understood what most of us seek…less outside distractions and a more intimate connection with our internal world. Perhaps, a further look into this matter will initiate a shift in which children who have been damaged by trauma can be made into “little Buddhas.”
All things fall apart. And all things can fall into place. It all changes when we wake up, when we recognize our reality is happening to us and that this reality must be lived out responsibly. “It’s a game, a joke, a role” we may say, but the game (life) continues. Our happiness is not determined by manipulating the order of the game, our happiness is determined by our level of awareness and harmony we align with its laws. Your role in the game may be one of success or one of lack, but spite of that, your existence validates you are an essential player. You have been welcomed into the game with a key role to play. Your awareness of this fact helps you strategize and play the game more effectively. A realization dawns on us: the game is ours and everything in it is happening for us. Reality- the game- is much sweeter when we have finally awakened to it.
And we clearly see how powerful quarreling and violence can be. Man was created to invade, engage, and seek continuously- not through bloodshed- but through love.