What are some of the things you did in your past that you loved to do that you are no longer able to do? When it became apparent I could no longer go surfing, I accepted it, filling in the time gardening and hiking.
During your life, we are the ones who fill our cup so that it is brimming with zest, with new challenges, with new opportunities to grow, to learn and to feel greater vitality and more joy. Don’t fight against the aging process because it is inevitable. We mature and our bodies change. I am a student of truth—it always is here with us, guiding us, informing us and showing us what we should do can do and sknow would be wise to stop doing.
I have a friend whose personal evolution brought her to deciding to wear colorful signature ballet slippers—she has them in every color imaginable. She tells me they are so comfortable: “it is as if she is walking on air.” Ah, to be so happy, whooshing around New York City on pain-free colorful feet! How many people can claim such a luxury?
I am far more interested in who I am becoming then how I used to look, how I used to be. We get old, when we stop having fun, when we stop doing things we love to do, when we do things in order to in. I don’t want to fit in. I want to stand out. I want to be the best me that I can be.
Think hard—what do you want to let go of that was once wonderful? Think clearly about your sublime time alive—how to spend it, how to enjoy and elevate it. When we close one door we open another. Not the same door, but one that will bring us great hope and new opportunities.
“Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive along with which comes that inner voice which says ‘this is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” William James
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