Maturity

Sun Leaf
Sun Leaf

The image of perfection and the perfect life captivates:  a vision of beauty, a compelling illusion, promising wonders in return for abandoning and disowning the self.

Rather than running toward an illusory perfection,  practicing maturity means standing faithful to the wonderful-hard-painful-amazing-challenging-puzzling life that is only being lived by one person in 6 billion. It helps me learn from mistakes, and move on, not live in instant replay over and over.

Perfectionism shames and lives fearfully.

Maturity loves and lives generously.