The Perennial Philosophy — the core and ground of all of the world’s great seeking traditions — points consistently to the concept of, “becoming once again as a little child.” The belief being that reclaiming important attributes of our childhood-state is a base prerequisite for reclaiming our true selves.
These attributes include simple wonder and curiosity. And, humor. An unadulterated recognition and expression of the great cosmic joke within all that we perceive. Sometimes laughing just to laugh.
So, I believe laughing as a child laughs — large, open, truthful — is a critical attribute, symptom and sign of a person who is well along the path to Reality.
- Scott Kinnaird, 9/3/10