Then we start learning. And we are learning fast (because we don't think we know it all). What's right and wrong, what this and that means (to us), how we can make sense of things and many more........... We get introduced to a certain culture and/or religion...... Right from the beginning we got a free will. We can choose what we like and what we don't like, what we want and what we don't want...... We are all individual. The ego is forming. We identify ourselves with our body, our personality and our stories. It's all good as long as we enjoy life. If not, the only cure is to look at from whence we came.
Via our creative power of Thought we are all made up inadvertently by our personal past, by conditioning and the unique experiences we went through and which we relate to. But for the legacy of our past we are still like those children: pure potential. If we could just not take our past so serious, we would simply BE in the moment as a free spirit more and naturally navigate through life with peace of mind and resiliency. Am not saying we don't need to learn things (it is quite helpful to know how to drive). Am also not saying, that being individual is bad. What I do say though is that by nature we have the choice what we want to do with what we've learned. If we can appreciate the advantages of our knowledge but not give it as much meaning, we can stay more open to unknown possibilities. Life always offers us inspiration for the next step, it just flows. All we need to do is listen to our inner wisdom and allow ourselves to look at life more through children's eyes. It's simple but powerful. Positive side-effect is more well-being, better relationships and more health.