The one thing we decided on that day was that this passage definitely could not have referred to the outside appearance, such as size. It must have meant the mentality, the inner makeup of a child. With a house full of children growing up around us, we resolved to make it a special study, to go into real research work on how to become like little children.
Very soon, we found out some intrinsic differences between the minds of the average grownup and the minds of little ones. What struck us most was the discovery that a child has no past, and no future. It only lives in the present moment but, this, wholeheartedly. Just by watching our babies, we found if they ate, they ate; if they slept, they slept; if they played, they played. And whatever they did, they did with their whole heart, with their whole little being.