At maturity, a new sub-lesson is introduced: learning the joy of expression. Since the 3 energy hasn't been a factor in the life up to this time, it's likely that the joy of self-expression has barely been approached. Shyness, too much sensitivity, heavy responsibilities may be some of the rationalizations used to explain the lack of development in this area.
At maturity, there's apt to be a shift in the life, bringing the awareness of the lack of self-expression to center stage. This shift may be due to one of the following:
• the individual may become aware of how little he plays, how little fun he has, how rarely he can act and enjoy as he did as a child, OR
• the individual may become aware of how delightful it can be to associate with others expressing optimism, enthusiasm and fun. Comparing his own austere ways, he may seek to brighten his life, OR
• with time on his hands due to illness or loneliness, the individual may turn to creative and artistic pursuits which previously frightened or bored him.
At this time in the life, the individual is likely to face some decisions about his attitudes and actions in regard to his own self-expression in order to receive more satisfaction out of life.
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