Ultimately, nothing is mine, and everything I call “mine” is even now in the process of going back to where it came from. Spiritual maturity is our readiness to let go of everything.
Apparently, we need antagonistes—problems, difficulties, contrary and hostile forces—in order to grow, develop, mature. But what do we do? We invigorate them with our rage.
Maturity is not reacting to the up and down-ness of things. It is the ability to take what happens in stride.
When a mature man gives you his attention, you have his whole body. Have you noticed that? When his head moves, his body moves with it.