What Facets Do You Consider Important In Becoming A Complete And Mature Human Being?

What facets do you consider important in becoming a complete and mature human being?

Recently, I interviewed (by e-mail) 7 wellness and human development experts what they thought about...

Here is the question that I asked:

What facets do you consider important in becoming a complete and mature human being?

Here are the 7 experts contributing: Ali Washington, Colin Hillstrom, Sheila Leclerc, Jose Hernandez, Carly Belzberg, Ashley McIntosh, Andrew Grant.

ALI WASHINGTON, HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, TRAINED LIFE COACH, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Ali Washington

"To me, the traits that denote a complete, mature human being are few. I believe that we may never reach completion, but that we will always be in a state of growth and progression, however a sense of feeling complete is possible. I do believe that maturity is an attainable goal.

For a person to be mature I believe that developing a very strong relationship with self is important. Knowing your own needs, your own wants, your own rhythms and cycles demonstrates self awareness. Knowing how to meet your own needs and desires and how to work with your own cycles is indicative of maturity.The ability to achieve equilibrium in life is another trait I feel demonstrates maturity.  Learning how to balance work with play, rest with activity and passion with relaxation is so important for a rich and fulfilling life, and this takes discipline to master. Knowing how to find your balance in this world is of utmost importance.

Finally, I feel that the mature person must develop a keen sense of humour about life. I feel that when you are able to look at life circumstances as lessons offered and opportunities to find a deeper and richer sense of self and discovery about the world, instead of seeing life as something that can go "right" or "wrong" you will have reached a level of maturity that lends a sense of completeness to the experience. Once you see that it is all one big cosmic game that is being played in your favour, you are free to enjoy, learn, live and love as a mature person barrelling towards completion."

Learn more about Ali Washington on perceptiondiet.com.

COLIN HILLSTROM, FOUR ARCHETYPE EXECUTIVE COACH AND CONSULTANT

Colin Hillstrom

"I have recently completed Reiki level 1; what strikes me from a coaching perspective is the applicability of these Five Reiki Precepts for self development: Just for today...I will not anger; Just for today...I will not worry; just for today...I will be humble; Just for today...I will be honest in my work; Just for today...I will be compassionate to myself and others."

Learn more about Colin Hillstrom on colinhillstrom.com.

SHEILA LECLERC, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH

Sheila Leclerc

"There are many facets that I deem to be important to being a complete and mature human being. The top three that came immediately to mind are:

Believing that you are whole and complete and living as if this is true. Not living as if you are broken, wrong or need fixing. We are all perfect as we are now.

Being present. Present to who we are, truly. Being alive in the moment, as opposed to living in our heads, the past or the future.

Integrity. Living in line with your values and taking courageous action to get back in alignment if you find yourself off course."

Learn more about Sheila Leclerc on coachsheila.ca.

JOSE HERNANDEZ, CERTIFIED PERSONAL AND CAREER COACH

Jose L Hernandez

"For me the most important facets in becoming a complete and mature human being are: Developing a beginners mind, letting go of our anxiety around being imperfect, becoming mindful, and compassionate."

Learn more about Jose L Hernandez on greatinsights4u.com.

CARLY BELZBERG, REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR AND CLINCIAL HYPNOTHERAPIST

Carly Belzberg

"We all aspire to achieve happiness, health and fulfillment yet many of us struggle in order to do so. Wellness and growth often require us to take action in order to discover a part of ourselves beyond habitual thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Healing and growth are highly personal therefore the path we take will vary from one individual to another. An insightful client of mine once remarked,“I just stopped relying on the outside world for validation and concentrated on what really mattered to me. This was a big step on my journey back to health.” For some, disengaging from outdated perceptions and beliefs can allow for clarity and change in the here and now. Others find that viewing themselves and their lives with a sense of curiosity and compassion can dispel self-criticism and feelings of guilt. Whichever path is chosen, we can acknowledge the courage that growth requires as well as the wisdom that can be gained as we move towards increased health and well-being."

Learn more about Carly Belzberg on www.mindstreamwellness.com

ASHLEY MCINTOSH, CERTIFIED LIFE COACH AND NUTRITIONIST

Ashley McIntosh

"Know that the reality of life involves a constant ebb and flow of different emotions. When we are confronted by a significant emotion, it is our responsibility to be honest about how we feel, be a 'mother' to ourselves, and compassionately hold our own hand as we feel it."

Learn more about Ashley McIntosh at www.saleemanoon.com/igirl.

ANDREW GRANT, CERTIFIED NLP MASTER PRACTITIONER/PARADIGM SHIFT FACILITATOR

“Self” actualization…taking the steps that allow one to rise above the normal level of awareness…by means of meditation one learns to silence the “Chatter” of the mind, development of intuition, understanding that we are Spiritual ‘Beings” having a Human experience, to find your ‘Passion” in life and live to it’s fullest each and everyday… and to contribute to society and make the world a better place than when they came in to it…"

Learn more about Andrew Grant at www.tnlpc.com.

Explore this for yourself now, what do you think?