I have never met a toad or a frog that did not hurl me back into my childlike state trying to catch them, knowing it will pee on me when I get it, not even caring, chasing it down, and that golden moment when my hand is gently cupped over it.. I scoop it up.. I can feel it's body within the palm of my hand.. and the anticipation of opening my hand only slightly enough to be able to gaze down at this miracle of life I just caught..
Childlike wonder.. We lose it as we grow older - some of us do anyhow.. We should make a practice of playing games, being silly, look for ecstasy in small moments and get out of the been there done that's or the fear of warts when a toad pees on us (I've been peed on so many times I couldn't even count them and I've never gotten a wart from it - true story)..
We should remember to gaze upon things as though this is the first time we've ever seen it. The more we do this the closer we can come to present moment - leaving the labels behind and having an experience.. (This doesn't mean we shouldn't be safe - even as children we know somewhere inside of us that we should be safe - we have intuition.)
Allow the child within you out.
Here's some thoughts from Jason Silva's - Shots of Wonder