The following precepts of wisdom that I am about to share with you was devised by fellow Blogger ThoughtBubble of Rooms for the Soul blog. These 10 Commandments for the 21st Century should, I feel, be adopted by everyone who wishes to mature in mind and live a fuller life:
“Signs of maturity:
1. A desire to explore a point rather than make or prove it
2. A tendency not to take things personally
3. A refusal to be judgmental
4. A willingness to admit “I don’t know”
5. An acceptance of people and things as they are rather than demand that they conform to one’s expectations, needs and beliefs
6. A realization that one’s happiness is entirely self and not other-determined
7. An ability to enjoy all the colors of the rainbow rather than be confined to the extreme positions of black and white, right and wrong
8. A readiness to honor every being as an equal and unique expression of the one, universal source
9. The ability and willingness to have as much fun as possible
10. The ability to live a life of gentle, humorous self-enquiry which often means self-acceptance, self-realization and self-liberation”
This wonderful list was a comment left by ThoughtBubble at the Blogcatelog discussion forum in reponse to the question: ‘What does maturity mean to you?’, which was asked by another of my friends, NothingProfound of Out Of Context: pieces of a life blog.
The lesson here is: just because one is of advanced age or has so-called experience does not automatically qualify them as being actually mature or possessing wisdom.
True maturity comes from within, which should then prompt the mind to instigate wise actions towards living a life filled with integrity and joy. If you want to be of good character who has a mind that permeates with maturity – be it now.
Timelessness is the key to your salvation.
Well, what does maturity mean to you? I would love to hear your own thoughts.