As I look out my window at this spring’s dense foliage just across the street, I am reminded that being rich has more to do with ripeness and fullness than it does with money. And . . . I have discovered, maturity does too.
Happily ensconced in the Peter Pan syndrome for years, I am now discovering that growing up, getting older and being mature are really a ripening – a fleshing out and filling up of who and what we are . . . a deliciously exciting process that I never imagined.
Contrary to what I thought when I was younger, maturing and getting older are not at all limiting; they are an expanding and a broadening. They are not a drying up; they are a ripening and a succulence. A succulence that comes from something more organic and whole than just hormones. A succulence that comes from being integrated – whole, complete and substantial.
When I was younger, I was afraid I would lose something if I grew up or “matured,” but I haven’t. Instead, I have expanded and broadened and been enriched . . . and in that, I have become rich – overflowing with abundant life and a pregnant, almost pubescent richness that I never could have imagined, a richness and a fullness that make me feel radiant, full and lush . . . like the thick undergrowth of a Tahitian island.
I am discovering more and more that – like an orange when squeezed if ripe, what comes out of it is the sweetest, tastiest, most thirst-quenching juice – when life presses on you or me or “squeezes” us – if we are ripe – what will pour out of us is the sweetness and fullness and richness that is within us . . . bathing us in their sweet-scented aroma and continuous flow.
So I invite all of you to join me and celebrate getting older, growing up and maturing – to learn, as I have been learning . . . to savor and enjoy the sweet nectar of maturity . . . and to live juicy.
Live Serendipitously . . . and always enjoy!
“The Serendipity Lady”
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