Level 4 is a high level, which when fully achieved means that the individual has made peace with himself and the world. "The world is like me, and I am like the world." A fairly favorable personality development leads to something like this.
Why doesn't everyone move to level 5? Level 5 should not be perceived as an additional level of maturity. Why doesn't everyone step here? Maybe it's because of temperament, coincidences, interest?
It may also be that this group – at level 4 – actually houses several subgroups, which are at different levels of a different kind of maturity, which are less "life-race generated". Instead, it is based on accumulated experience from many lived incarnations, where each old age repeats the former in principle, but on another level something further has been added to the previous life. Such hypotheses the transpersonal psychology of (ref). Yes and my respondents too, by the way.
"Paradoxical level." This is a mature level. Great ability to ambivalence, to see things from different points of view, to be forgiving of one's own and others' shortcomings. Own desires rarely get in the way or lead astray.
Both Kegan and Bergstrand (in An Illusion) write about "guilt", the importance of processing and freeing it. A guilt that originates from the oedipal drama?
Mesmerized by the enigmatic, the mystery, the great in the small (ref Tolle!). Can also be partially passive by it, want to "own" it… Like Gollum, "My Prescious." Premature aging a risk (Erikson). The crown of a kind of movement that has passed over "youth" and "young adult". Here you have reached the mastery of one of life's great tasks (Erikson). Overview, wisdom. This development and this end goal also have counterparts in the "spiritual" development that many teachings hypothesize or describe, and which the respondents in this study talk about. This stage/level has probably been "an ideal" at both pre-paradoxical and adversarial level. But the post-paradoxical level, on the other hand, has been hidden, so to speak, behind the horizon (its element of activity is easily confused with and cannot be separated from the anxiety or desire-driven project that one experiences and has experience with – it is primarily "peace" that attracts).
When the paradoxical level goes "stand", it has become too introverted and then perhaps resembles a psychotherapy where (both client and therapist) has lost sight of the purpose, i.e. to be able to return to normal life with renewed powers and abilities, and that the therapy room (like the prayer chamber, dojo, mosque) does not become a final parking lot, an aquarium where water, Oxygen and light exist in perfect homeostasis.
At the same time, we must understand that the maturity that exists here is often both admirable and the result of many experiences. It is natural that this condition is both long-awaited and very satisfactory. It is the old age of the search (?), the end of the working day, the saturation of the meal, a moment of stillness after the gong sounds.