My son is very expressive. I'm grateful for this because he directly communicates exactly what he is thinking. How do we lose this in adulthood? The capacity to connect fully, honestly with our own minds.  

I was speaking with a friend tonight about quieting her mind. She stated how she often attempts to deny her thoughts and quiet her mind. The thing about this is that the more we endeavor to resist something, the more it persists. The first step to bringing harmony to the mind is the recognize its present, disharmonious state. Doing this dispels the need to contain our thoughts and allows a freedom that we forgot we had as children.