Acceptance of the way things are goes a long way in providing oneself with the stability that provides the maturity of not needing to reach for a pacifier in whatever form it takes on.
Seeking self satisfaction is a sign of immaturity. It’s the I want, what I want, when I want it syndrome. Self seeking is directly linked to one’s level of maturity and if you don’t think this is so, what’s the difference in what you use now as opposed to the pacifier or bottle that was used as an infant? Only the object has changed, the same reaching is in effect. Stop and see the baby in place who doesn’t like what’s being written here. So your feelings may be hurt, who cares if this article allows you to see the truth needed to act in a mature manner. And how you will know immaturity is in place is by how you have to reach for things. This takes on many many forms and unless the mind is very settled, immaturity and reaching which go hand and hand, and the reaching will remain.
Acting your age (maturing) will only occur when seeking self satisfaction ceases. Judging is immature, jealousy also is. Greed, hate, and wanting life different (delusion) is immature. Relying on a program is immature, it’s no different than reaching for pacifier to provide comfort. Matter of fact anything that’s reached for is a sign of immaturity because it all falls under the guise of a pacifier. One is mature when nothing in life needs to be different or reached for and this is even if some of the things one does are not totally mature. Acceptance of the way things are goes a long way in providing oneself and humanity with the stability that provides the maturity of not needing to reach for a pacifier in whatever form it takes on.