#48 – Meditation makes you more emotionally mature
When you possess emotional maturity, you are in control of your emotions, boast an inner wisdom and handle unexpected situations with panache. Meditation can help you develop emotional maturity through the process of self-observation. As you meditate and develop clarity of mind, body and spirit, your emotional maturity also grows, creating balance and insight.
If your role models for emotional maturity have been somewhat less than wonderful, meditation can help you let go of past hindrances and obstacles and take a long, deep look at yourself – your emotions, your thoughts, your reactions, your patterns. Through this process of clarification and evaluation, aided by the simple process of meditation, you will have the opportunity to grow, learn and develop emotional maturity, which will aid you in myriad circumstances for years to come.
In addition, meditation allows you to focus on the present moment as well as handle issues from the past and fears of the future. Dealing with past issues and accepting the natural course of change that comes with living allows you to naturally develop the emotional skills needed to face complex challenges. Meditation can help you overcome the instinct to make snap judgments and help you learn to face issues in a calm and balanced manner.
It is sometimes very tempting to be led astray by feelings and emotions, but meditation gives you the healthy opportunity to slow down, reflect upon a situation and listen to your inner voice, truly hearing and sensing what’s going on inside. This self-exploration and reflection puts everything into perspective and elicits harmony in the body, soul and mind.
Emotional maturity, like any growth process, does not happen overnight. But meditating and learning to listen to your voice of wisdom and reason can change the way you think, feel, react and look at the world.