Excerpt from: Maturity: The Responsibility of Being Oneself, Chapter 1
"There are two ways to live: one, to live in a deep sleep – then you age, every moment you become old, every moment you go on dying, that’s all. Your whole life consists of a long, slow death. But if you bring awareness to your experiences – whatsoever you do, whatsoever happens to you, you are alert, watchful, mindful, you are savoring the experience from all the corners, you are trying to understand the meaning of it, you are trying to penetrate the very depth of it, what has happened to you, you are trying to live it intensely and totally – then it is not just a surface phenomenon. Deep down within you something is changing with it. You are becoming more alert. If this is a mistake, this experience, you will never commit it again.
"A mature person never commits the same mistake again. But a person who is just old goes on commiting the same mistakes again and again. He lives in a circle; he never learns anything." Osho
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