I read a reflection about how one matures. It started with an interesting proposition:
“Life and grace seem to move us along, often without our notice, toward greater maturity…”
It was the “often without our notice” idea that caught my attention.
Maturity and development does often occur without notice. As I have aged, I am reminded of the times where my perspective changes or my understanding deepens in an unexpected way. It feels like it is overnight or sudden. It comes as a bit of an “aha” experience. But, then I realize, that change, that maturing, was a long time coming.
I understand that if you live long enough the chances are that some maturing will come your way. It’s inevitable. Life hones us. Old wounds are scanned. Rough edges removed. Lines on your face deepen.
But, maturity doesn’t have to be a process which only time and circumstance impacts. We can be active in our maturity. Here are three ways to facilitate maturity:
Don’t let maturity be happenstance. Push it. It will make a difference.