Many people do not know what is important to develop in life and as a consequence become lost in their own way.  Suffering to a lesser or greater degree becomes a way of life for many with little respite in sight.  The way out is not to become brain dead and hide from life, but rather to begin to develop inner awareness of how we function.  If we do not make the time to get to know ourselves not a whole lot can be accomplished in terms of personal development.

Aside from the mandatory development of inner awareness I have made a short list of some of the things I think are important to develop as a human being.  These are all part of what I would call functioning as a human adult as opposed to functioning as a child pretending to be an adult.  The latter is far more common than the former…

The points are not meant to be comprehensive and definitely we could add things to what is presented below.  That said, here are some of the things to develop which I think are important:

  1. Maintain an inner sense of clarity, patience, and tranquility.
  2. Dissipate fear, lower aggression, and prolonged agitation. Often the answer is compassion and kindness towards our self and also to extend it to others.
  3. Develop the ability to listen deeply to the promptings of our inner guidance.
  4. Develop spontaneity and creativity in a manner that allows flow to appear more regularly in life.  We tend to forget that creativity often brings with it a sense of inner calm and a kind of joy.
  5. Related to allowing flow to appear is the dissipation of having to always control things.  Learning to let go and when to let go is an important facet of becoming a healthy functioning adult.
  6. Express love, gratitude, kindness, compassion, inner wisdom, and clarity.
  7. Engage fully with the life tasks given to us. This includes our work, our relationships and social activities.

These are not easy tasks to fulfill and require courage, determination, and persistence.  But they can be reached if approached in the right manner.  Hope these points are of benefit to people.