The Shedding of Innocence.

Via on May 8, 2012
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There is an incessant shedding of innocence as we flow through the waters of life.

There is no stopping it.

Realities of different natures start to saturate our minds and eventually we come to the realization that everyone’s reality is but relative to the person. Some see the world as a swirling mass of life that can be controlled by understood factors, whilst others see life as controlled by unimaginable factors.

Growing up is infiltrated with contradictions and beset with notions that we are attempting to call our own.

The layers of existence peel away in a relentless effort to reach our cores so that we may form our own inner worlds and sets of ideas. These ideas are the result of reality shocks and realizations that snatch the essence of innocence from our souls, only to allow ourselves to delve into inner truths and complicated worlds.

There is that time, when in solitude, we attempt to grasp the depth of our existence and try to venture back in time when life itself was nothing but a speck, when a ‘soul’ was piecing itself together, when the uncomplicated earth was giving way to complicated life.

Can we ever return to innocence?

To a time that unicorns formed our dreams and stillness was never a question.

When laughing for no reason except seeing a beautiful bird gave us a thrill of pleasure.

When hearing the thunder and watching the lightning filled us with an unexplainable awe with nature.

To a place where time held  no value except to see the darkness of night and the rays of the sun.

Can we return back to that place when we were never afraid to tell someone, anyone that we loved them, not for any intent or purpose, but simply because it was felt, when nothing ever had double meanings, when games did not reside in our minds, but were simply cardboard cutouts.

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Editor: Brianna Bemel

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About Rajni Tripathi

Rajni Tripathi is a Multidisciplinary Yoga instructor & Prenatal teacher in Conscious and Sacred Birthing. She is currently pursuing her 300hr education through the American Institute of Vedic Studies to become a Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant and 500 hr continued training in yogasana and 8 limbs. A Fur-a-holic (addicted to anything 4-limbed & furry) and prone to spontaneous bouts of joy, she operates on the belief that one’s life and its' discovery need not be dictated by another’s dogma or judgement. Rajni is also the CFO for HOPE: Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants, a non-profit organization focused on protecting elephants and wildlife from the devastating effects of poaching in Africa. You can also find her on RajniO and twitter.

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7 Responses to “The Shedding of Innocence.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Rajni,
    Lots of what ifs to think about on this rainy day in NYC.
    Thanks for this.
    xoxox
    ~Mamaste

    • Rajni Tripathi says:

      Rainy weather on this end too my friend. Sending you a ginormous hug and a boatload of smiles! 😀

  2. MamasteNJ says:

    I LOVE YOU!
    We should all say this with complete abandon! It is good for the soul.
    xoxo
    `~Mamaste

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