"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown
samueldm asked: What is maturity?
Many people define maturity in such a way that it is marked by an ability to conform to societal standards. Personally, I feel that real maturity is something much different.
1. The ability to entertain two contradicting thoughts without accepting one as being more true than the other.
2. The willingness to listen without the need to speak.
3. The openness to hear without the need to judge.
4. The potential to take an interest in anything.
1. The ability to feel whatever you are feeling without the need to cling to that emotion or the need to run from it.
2. The willingness to love and accept without the need to be loved or accepted.
3. The fearless capacity to look directly at our feelings—the kind that make us squirm—without any sort of denial or justification.
4. Total self-honesty.
1. Practice what you preach.
However, it is important to remember that we are not our maturity. Maturity is like refining the expression of the inexpressible truth of our undivided existence as the infinite itself. We are always that infinite, together.