How would you define MATURITY?
I agree with poet David Whyte that one definition is it is “arriving at a sort of ENOUGHNESS.”
There is a wisdom in being content with what we already have instead of incessantly seeking MORE and believing it will somehow make us happier.
Look around right now and say, “I am enough. I have enough.”
Did your shoulders just drop? Your jaw unclench?
Did you let out a big sigh and feel the tension drain from your body?
That’s how contentment feels.
Kind of the opposite of the daily ambition to do, be and have more, isn’t it?
Some people believe contentment is a somewhat passive state, like we’re settling or giving up.
I think it is a sublime balance of satisfaction and aspiration.
It’s not one or the other … it’s a combination of BOTH.
Where are you on the continuum of contentment?
I am right smack dab in the middle.
One foot in the NOW, one foot in the NEXT.
Part of me is content with who I am am, where I am, and what I’m doing.
Part of me is looking ahead to what I want to do, where I want to go, who I want to meet.
I believe this blend of “enoughness” and aspiration is the best of both worlds.
I also believe it is a kind of abundance, a kind of maturity.