At this time of the year humans approach nature to pick the fruit that is ripe and ready to be consumed.
Just like in nature, maturing also takes place in humans with the passage of time. Like with fruits, trees and house plants... humans aren't impervious
to their surrounding environment, which
influences their maturation process.
Maturation is a process that takes place as time passes by. But maturation does not consist in simply becoming older, growing taller or watching time's effect on us. Neither is it assuming one knows it all, that you’ve seen or done it all, becoming cynical and disappointed because life has nothing else to offer or there's nothing else to discover.
A person does not reach his/her highest point of maturity by listening to statements such as "you'll open your eyes when you mature", "life and its blows will teach you", "don't be so naïve".
Real maturation comes from widening one's horizons regarding values and principles. That will bring out the best in us, improve our relationships, make us transparent in everybody else's eyes. All the love and tenderness in us will then shine, from inside out, and we will be the first ones to profit from it.
We must bear in mind that growing by our own means can be a difficult task. It is therefore wise to find support in our environment so that the latter provides us with all we need to reach our highest level of maturity.
Maturity in a person should entail physical, intellectual and emotional aspects. We should work with the aim of improving our health as well as our emotional intelligence and capacity to love. In order to make good decisions and take on responsibility we need to expand our social and moral dimensions.
Perfect maturation in human beings should encompass both the mind and the body. Only in this way can we build a wholly developed and proportionate self.