I imagine a fruit in my mind’s eye, a mango most specifically. Maybe it’s because mango it’s in season here in Ghana. Well I don’t know why🤔😁
But maturing. This word brings to mind the little green mango that was actually a flower: a fluffy weightless flower with no form(ofcourse beautiful) that turns into this solid embryo shaped green fruit, that keeps growing bigger and bigger. Until it’s juicy and yellow and sweet!
I admit: I do love mangoes.
Maturing is actually ripening. However people ripen to get old and wrinkly while people mature to become strong and wise👏
Now that we know what I am picturing, let’s brainstorm on maturing. Maturing is really just become better(put a full stop here pls) or trying and striving to be better. (you know you should clean the full stop right????)
These past few days my mind has been on how we mature. Mainly from my experience and other things in general.
First of all, you need to know that maturing is not just adding age. Although, it’s the driving force, it doesn’t cause it.
Maturing is really a decision just like everything else. You decide to mature either through your experiences – planned or unplanned-you decide to be a better you.
This can be done in many ways, among which I will mention few(bcos I’m not into long blog posts) (or I’m #justthinking really)
Anyway number one is to let go. Let go of the petty things you give a big room to in your mind. Clear the space and be more accepting. Accept that you can’t do everything or you can’t force everything. Sometimes just go with the flow.
Secondly, be good to yourself. You know nurture yourself like how farmers nurture plants to grow. Give yourself treats and have you had a mental pat yet?(find out more about mental pats by reading the post I wrote on it) Start giving yourself these. Don’t wait on expectations, just keep working it. When something good happens, it’s a big bonus.
Also, think about the just do it phenomenon. Actually, I have been meditating on this myself. I read somewhere that we should always say yes to opportunities before giving ourselves the chance to maybe say no.
For it is true that the fear of failure limits us. But what if we just do it…
The worst thing that could happen is failure.
And failure they say yields experience and knowledge.
I should end here the waves of my thoughts are calm. Until the next stormy…. One?
(to be continued sometime in the future)
Thank you for your time. #stayinspired