Being Ageless is a choice and it is all about Intention
When you come down to it, isn’t that true of everything? Once I went to a fascinating seminar on the theme of being ageless. Leading thinkers were there giving their takes on agelessness of body, mind and soul. I listened to every speaker and searched for the commonality among them. I was surprised at what I found. Growing old is not a choice, but being ageless certainly is. I will be writing more about that in future blogs as we go along.
But first… Let’s start with intention.
Intentionally, do something different every day! It can be something simple. Go home a different way, maybe even with a different companion. Walk a new path by taking the one less traveled. WE don’t have to go to Bali to try new foods. Try foods you haven’t tried before. I heard about a Jerusalem artichoke today. I want to sample one.
CHANGE IS ESSENTIAL to personal growth and to a fulfilling life.
Keep learning something new
Dr. Andrew Weil, who has written many national best sellers on health and aging, brought up lots of healthy ways of living in that lecture I attended. The thing that hit home for me was his theory of learning new things to remain ageless.
Holding his cell phone in the air, he said, “My 15-year old daughter wants me to learn to text message her and when I return home, I will.” I thought I too would at least learn how to transfer pictures from my cell phone to the computer. I have many friends that can’t operate certain electronics until the husband or grandchild comes home. You will feel so satisfied having learned to do it yourself.
Ask yourself what you resist learning and do that. Whatever it is, try to move past the resistance and realize it is fear that is holding you back.
“Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.”