So here is the connection I am seeing…
As I clear out my beliefs/memories from my unconscious mind (the part of iceberg that is under the water) what I uncover is my lost innocence. Innocence is the ability to see the world through fresh, unfiltered eyes. It is the unconscious memories (both my own and the lineage of memories I inherited with my DNA) that are the belief filters on my present experience. They are in fact the creators of what I am perceiving as all that doesn’t support them is filtered out. Of the trillions of bits of information that pore into my body each moment, only a few thousand bits make it to conscious awareness and those are the few that support the unconscious beliefs/memories I am holding. Innocence is the state of clarity that exists prior to construction of the ego from the beliefs/memories that get layered on from the moment of conception.
Is it possible to clear out all beliefs/memories? It seems to me that if I do, existence as I know it will cease. Perhaps it is possible to clear out enough that my perceptions will become more like a child, more full of awe and wonder, more innocence. Perhaps each moment can be perceived as the miracle it is without expectations and judgments.
What do you think?