Maturity is not the experiences or the knowledge that you have gained with your ages. It is something that depends on your awareness. It is something that depends on how consciously you enjoy your present. Life is all about living in the present. It doesn’t matter how your present is. Does it bring happiness to you or it makes you unhappy? Maturity is the thing that responds to the present. If the moment brings pain, cry out loud. If you feel happy now, laugh out loud. It’s all about responsiveness. It is all about how much you accept the present. Simply, it is a childlike attitude that is based on your innocence.
A child doesn’t know her past or future. She only knows the present and enjoys it with all her emotions and expressions. This is the innocence of the children. They don’t need any experience or knowledge to enjoy every bit of life. They are just living. But, they are living unconsciously. They don’t learn from the things happens with them. Thus, their living is not the mature living.
Maturity needs two things. One is your childhood innocence and another is consciousness. When you start to live the moment with full of awareness, you won’t be bothered about your future or worried about your past. It is the stage where you have no fear of death or loss. It is freedom from fear freedom from anything. You will be aware of that you are rich from inside. Just like a child, you will know whatever you do, do for your own peace and this peace is your asset.
Immaturity always counts experience and age. Some people always want to win by argument even at the cost of a relationship. Their argument gratifies their ego. But, the ego keeps one away from learning. If one doesn’t know to learn from the single thing of life, how can he or she grows up? Growing up means, growing inside deeply that is knowing yourself. It is possible only when your ego dissolves. Thus, maturity comes from inside and it is irrelevant with the ages and experiences. It is the rebirth that recaptures the childhood with full of awareness.