The Shedding of Innocence.

Via Rajni Tripathi
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.


Editor: Brianna Bemel


About Rajni Tripathi

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." Service has been the epicenter of Rajni since she was a little girl. Growing up with ancient, eastern modalities rooted in her indian heritage, yoga and meditation became her tools to be of service to those who seek it. A multidisciplinary yoga teacher, trained in prenatal yoga - conscious and sacred birthing, certified Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, and having over 1,000 hour of teach experience, Rajni's purpose is to use yoga to enable her students to combat burnout, boost energy and reduce stress. She helps her students cultivate an authentic, fearless and impactful life that leaves behind division, societal constrictions, harmful mindsets, body discomfort, mind-chatter and negative emotional reactions. Rajni operates on the belief that one’s life and its' discovery need not be dictated by another’s dogma or judgement. She strives to foster an authentic, fearless and impactful life for herself and anyone who seeks it. Stay in touch with her musings: RajniO, Facebook and twitter.


7 Responses to “The Shedding of Innocence.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Lots of what ifs to think about on this rainy day in NYC.
    Thanks for this.

  2. Rajni Tripathi says:

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

  3. MamasteNJ says:

    We should all say this with complete abandon! It is good for the soul.

  4. Rajni Tripathi says:

    Hellz to the YA!! Spreading the loooveee!

  5. Andréa Balt says:

    Seriously, are we in sync, Rajni? Great job. Muwah.

  6. Rajni Tripathi says:

    Telepathyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! 🙂 muwah!

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