Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me.
~ Carol Burnett
Recently I spent some time with some ladies who are in their 80’s. One thing I learned quickly is that the saying, ‘old age isn’t for sissies’ is very true. Growing older isn’t easy. There are limits ~ physically, mentally and emotionally which directly affect our lives. And we are in charge of them when we are younger. What you do today and everyday directly affects your older self!
I know fear. I know uncertainty and I know that hoarding myself within the limits of my mind does not serve me. What does serve me is to continue to grow, to push myself beyond my comfort zones in order to expand my knowledge, my light and my life. It is easy to be complacent and to not push ourselves to experience the uncertainty of life. Stay home, muddle your brain with the goo of nothingness and while perhaps contentment remains, there is nothing but the blahness of everyday routine. Not that I’m disagreeing with this type of living because I realize that it is a choice for some people. But it doesn’t help your mind, body, spirit to continue to grow and to expand which helps your life to flourish, even in your 80’s and beyond.
Does that make sense to you? How do you feel about ‘old age’? Do you fear it or will you embrace that next chapter in life? Will you be one of those who are running marathons, teaching yoga or dancing the watusi?
You have the power to change your life, one baby step at a time. Dislike where you are right now, then change how you are living ~ expand your mind, read, write, experience life, connect with others, and be in touch with your inner self. You get to choose how to live every moment of everyday!
Happiness with your life is a gift you give yourself!
Enjoy The Presents of Presence!