Some of us grow in years but never mature

2015-10-22 06:00
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I don’t know what it is with adulthood. Just when you think everything is in order; pop goes a snap!

I do not have a name for it yet! Preps the dawning of a new light? For, suddenly, then all becomes lucid.

You realise who you are, and you know what you want. Not sure though if it happens to all of us.I don’t know whether it happens to every adult, for to me, the more some of us grow, the more we seem to stay the same.

They seem to be in a permanent state of childhood.

Growth in years is fine with them, but maturity is totally something else.They do not want to grow.

A gentleman calling into a radio talk show recently sent the point home when he said, unlike other men, as he grows older, he becomes “more matured.”

He was calling from Khayelitsha.

And I liked that, you know.

I thought that was responsible of him to say such a thing. People need to hear that. Most of us do not say such things. We blame others. We shirk our responsibilities; we do not say, “I am responsible for my life.”

We do not say that because we know what we have done, or have not done.

That we have become self-destructive. That we don’t care. Until it is too late.

Life is precious. Life is good. You can create an amazing life for yourself. And you ought to. Where do you begin? You may ask. Let’s start from your thoughts. What are your thoughts saying?

What dialogue do you have in your mind? Every moment of your life you do. Can you pause and think about it. Can you capture that subconscious thought?

“I don’t.” “I don’t have.” “I can’t do it.” “It can never happen to me.” You are the confidante of your mind. No one else. Nobody knows what is in your mind, but you.

When I say, “What’s up?” You say, “Nothing.” You lie. There can never be nothing in your mind. There is always something - a thought ticking. It can never be a void. Not when ten thousand thoughts a day bombard your mind.

You are always thinking. You can’t say you are not when you are. The only way you can take charge is to acknowledge that you think.

And you think about many things. Some useless. Some dreadful. Are you at times not ashamed of what you think about - that monster within you that wants to come out? If you are then you are awakened.

You can control your thoughts. Or, you can try. Instead of “I can’t”

Say you can even if you can’t. Say you can. Start from there. “I don’t have” say you have even if you don’t. Say you do. You catch the drift? Stay positive

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