In the Jewish scriptures we find an image of peace that boggles the imagination. We are invited to consider that predators can live peaceably with the vulnerable. That those who have been victims will trust those that have exploited them.
The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.
Recall your happiest moments from childhood. Recapture the most joyful moments. What does it mean to be a child?
In what ways have you gotten "too old"? In what areas have you become cynical, set in your ways or overly cautious?
What would it mean to give the child within you some latitude to lead?