The adept gives himself up to whatever the moment brings. He knows that he is going to die, and he has nothing left to hold on to: no illusions in his mind, no resistances in his body. He doesn't think about his actions; they flow from the core of his being. He holds nothing back from life; therefore he is ready for death, as a man is ready for sleep after a good day's work. ---Lao Tse
If you are asking for my perspective, Markus, there can be people who are emotionally adult, but not "awake" in the way I use that word, but not people who are awake but not adult. Someone may imagine being "awake" and not adult--for example "God intoxicated" people who have no ordinary sense of decorum and civility--but they are not, I say, "awake," but only dreaming that they are awake. A flagrant example of this is Bentinho Massaro.
The word "adult" has two very different meanings. One meaning is physiological and age related, but that is not how I am using that word. I mean "adult" psychologically. This is rather rare, I find, and is a condition that many people are dead set on avoiding, including those who like to misuse authority.
6) Eric Byrne und Transaktionsanalyse
Dr. Eric Berne, the creator of Transactional Analysis and author of Games People Play, said a psychologically healthy person feels OK about themselves, others and life; has the capacity to be intimate with others (instead of playing games), is script free, thus spontaneously responding to life in the present moment, is aware in the present moment and has the ability to resolve problems as an adult and not from emotional reaction, impulse or feeling not ok.
7) Mac Group comments:
I know several fairly emotionally mature people who I and probably they, would not describe as awake, that is, they believe in free will and a unique identity. Emotional maturity can be developed and worked on. Awakening is an instantaneous seeing of one's own lack of agency and permanence...that is not worked on...just noticed, the way I see it. The two may come hand in hand, or not... Amy Louise Gilmore
Once unshackled from the life-sucking demands of ego, we clearly see the unformed creatures we had hitherto been; the state of Human Childhood. Like children. Not children in the happy, lyrical sense, but in the abrasive, self-absorbed, discordant sense. What we consider bright and beautiful in children is the inherent nature of the fully developed human, of Human Adulthood. Our true state is one of playfulness, innocence, lack of guile, unboundedness of spirit, robust health and inner light, a natural confidence and unerring sense of right, imperturbability, grace, a calm eye and easy good humor, balance, freedom from malice and pettiness, the absence of fear, the presence of largesse and a permeating sense of gratitude. Creativity. Connectedness. Correctness. This is the clear and rightful state of the human being, and to arrive at it, one must die of the flesh to be born of the spirit. Jed McKenna
This is just a general observation, nothing or no one in mind. I have found that good Human Adult practice is, Mind Your Own Business! It is one to which I have to pay attention. 🙂Mac Master
8) Das Gedicht von Hesse zum Abschluss:
Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe,
Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern.
Es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne,
Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben.
Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne,
Der uns beschützt und der uns hilft, zu leben.
Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten,
An keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen,
Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen,
Er will uns Stuf´ um Stufe heben, weiten.
Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
Und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen;
Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise,
Mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen.
Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
Uns neuen Räumen jung entgegen senden,
Des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden,
Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde!
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