Return To Innocence


“Love
Devotion
Feeling
Emotion

Don’t be afraid to be weak
Don’t be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence.

And if you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself, don’t hide…
Return to innocence.”

– Excerpt of lyrics from the 1990’s No.1 chart topper by the group Enigma.

Re-listening to the above hit song released in the 90’s today, reminded me how hauntingly beautiful the lyrics are. I opine the words still apply to humanity now. As technology has become more advanced and society , more complex , the need to return to a simpler way of living and the authenticity of self can’t be overemphasised. Being more advanced in technology doesn’t equate to being wiser and balanced. Thus mental health problems and depression cases are increasing. When rock bottom is hit, the only salvation is to look within for the spark of love. And Love is the innocence of the soul. Life doesn’t have to be a struggle but humans have made it so.

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