Children speak the truth in their heart,
for they have not yet learned
the duplicitous face of lies,
when ploys of deception chosen
render advantages to an ego.
Naivety is a blessing of state,
a pure and untainted statement of right,
with clarity that pales all else,
and within a complex adult life,
is rarely seen.
Honesty is far from just an ideal,
it is a way of life,
a transparency that elevates a consciousness
to higher grounds of acceptance and understanding,
and therefore perception.
Children see honesty as natural,
and only deviate as they realize the power of deceit,
of manipulation and the need for self preservation,
the advantages offered under the guise of acceptance,
as they learn to fit into a corrupt world.
How cherished this natural honesty is,
when a being is so at ease with life,
there is no need for shielding,
no need for concerns of status, acceptance or position,
rather at peace with self, in its raw condition.
We add such complexity to our lives,
trying to placate adversity, gain acceptance
and to be seen as we would hope,
all for the satisfaction of an ego that may become the master
of a mind that needs nothing more than awareness.
Yet we lose this honesty so early,
it often becomes a lost memory,
so we indulge life with regimes of ego building
and self gratification to placate our shortcomings
to be at ease with who we wish we were.