It gets harder to write when you come to the realisation that you really don’t know much at all…. Yes, I have a collective opinion of the world around me (as I have experienced it) but, the more I know… The more I don’t…. This one thought came through me like a flash. Short but holding an everlasting feeling as I heard the inner voice whisper…
‘It’s time to Grow Up now’
I remember the words so vividly… As I shortly after, admitted out loud that I hadn’t given my all in this department.
How I came to this realisation?
I started a nightly activity with my partner, which includes reading to each other out loud. Not just any old books either; books of benefit. Self development books written by credible authors who have taken the rough roads and had their own life mapped out as ‘what not to do’ for their readers.
As we took turns turning pages, it gave us time to reflect on;
– What was being said,
– What it means in our life,
– How it relates to the road ahead.
Think about it. It’s quite brilliant actually! It isn’t just two people trapped in their own world denying the painfully obvious – It is the truth in between your own knowledge and another’s. That place that has no room for ‘stories’ to manifest and take up residence.
This is an outline of what brought on the theme of this post;
Characteristics of an Immature Person:
1) Living in the Immediate.
2) Short on discipline.
3) Dominated by Emotions.
4) Limited knowledge without knowledge of Limits.
5) Operating from a Sentimentality base, not reality.
6) Sexually Absorbed.
7) Identity Sensitive.
Now, for a girl who has overcome a lot of personal obstacles and experienced an immense amount of growth over the last two years as it was – it was a hard blow to still be able to relate to 5 out of 7 of the above!
So, here’s what I DO know: I have an ability to act mature at the right time. I have an ability to be immature at the wrong time. I’ve recently learnt how to be content within myself but! In all honesty – I wasn’t wanting to change at all. I had a willingness but I had no walk to match the talk. Just because I knew how to ‘act’ a certain way for the majority of the time, I thought I was doing ok. The rest is just ‘human nature’… Right?
Dearest readers, ‘OK’ isn’t the quality of life we are called for. We are called to make a difference. To be the difference. To be above the average and push through the boundaries. Just because we have read the manuscript – does not mean we are right for the part. Who are we but our own main character in our story? Why try to play another role when it is your own that makes you grow.
“I see far too many good people with big dreams who want to upgrade their lives that unfortunately have yet to master the basics of a daily routine. You must be accountable to yourself and be consistent if you want to upgrade any area of your life. Do not be one of those positive speaking people who is a complete inconsistent fool. We all have the ability to be better than that. Plus we owe it to the people we ‘Quote’ to, to put some actual effort behind the words we are repeating from them. My heart hurts when I see people who are completely fooling themselves.” Dean Kosage
I really don’t know… But – It’s Time To Grow Up Now.