The obvious is boring! Now is our time to be outrageous!
We’ve all heard the saying – dance like no one is watching – but have you ever done it? Probably not. Now is the time to dance, sing and yes laugh out loud as though no one can see or hear you. And now is the time to do it with caring even if someone is watching.
Another familiar phrase is – take time to smell the roses – well have you? Now is the time to step into the garden doesn’t matter whose garden, but step in and step to take in the fragrance of life. Were you the kid who was afraid to pick the apple hanging over the fence from the neighbor’s tree? If so go find a tree and take the apple. It is the privilege of age that will allow you to get away with it.
Don’t look longingly at that rocking chair in the corner unless you are going to use it to rock to the music of your youth. Being relevant means doing the unexpected. Be relevant in life, by doing what you want, when you want. But most of all “want” to do something. Don’t allow life to walk on by. The day will come soon enough when watching may be all you can do. For now, fight every urge to just observe.
Everyone is looking for some sort of miracle when it comes to slowing the aging process
So what’s your choice? The old adage is – pick your poison, they all have their downsides.
Which to some degree is true. If you are relying on lotions you will be disappointed in the long run. No matter how expensive the effects are short lived.
If your choice is potions, which is a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties, once again you would find the results lacking or even downright dangerous.
Notions are another thing, they don’t have to put them on or into the body. They do however have to be held in your mind as a concept or belief about something.
Notions only last as long as you hold on to them, which may be longer than the lotion is held on the skin or the potions are in the body.
When it comes to any of them being poison the facts are the same. Some lotions are toxic and can do more damage to the body than good. Some potions can, in fact, be poisonous and possibly kill you as they work their way through your body.
So it would appear then that notions are the best remedy for slowing the aging process. That, of course, assumes that your notions towards the process are good ones. If they are not and you spend more time worrying about it than living it, notions too could be hazardous to your life as a whole.
So I ask aging which is your choice or poison?
Myself I choose notions. Why? Because they are the only thing I can actually control. I have no idea what some else may have put in that jar of lotion and know even less about what is in that potion bottle. And when it comes to having a less that healthy notion I can feel the result immediately and change it. That, of course, requires you to be in touch with your own emotions.
How you master your life may be seen differently by others.
As we get older what we show to others is often not what we feel. Aging has a language all it own, don’t fall into the trap of living in a story someone else is telling.
How often have you had someone say, oh you wouldn’t understand.
Hold on! That’s what we used to say to children and we are no longer children.
Your response should be “Try Me, I may surprise you.”
When you get on in age what people perceive as a lack of understanding to us is something not worthy of a response. So when we choose not to take part in their conversation, they think we don’t know what is going on.
Being the master of your life may require you to get a little louder, to speak a little stronger, and to make your voice heard even when the conversation is a little boring. Staying engaged in conversation demonstrates that what you think and have to say is still relevant. The last thing you should be doing as you get older is confirming your redundancy with silence.
Living longer has taught us that the only universe we are masters of is our own. The issue is that as we get older if we aren’t mastering it others will try to take over. How we act allows them to think they have the right to do so. Don’t hand over your rule without a fight. And that fight will require you to be strong of mind, able in body and fierce in spirit.
A strong mind isn’t all that difficult to achieve. It does, however, mean that you need to keep up with what is going on around you and in the world.
Being able in the body may be a little more difficult as some parts are reluctant to move as nimble as before. One of the first orders of business can be some as simple as improving flexibility. Nothing says old as struggling to move or bend. You don’t have to run a marathon or even to the end of the street. You do have to stretch your body a little every day and attempt to stretch different parts a little farther each day.
Fierce in spirit means expressing yourself. The important part of expressing yourself is doing so graciously, not in ways that have you appearing cranky or outright nasty. If you think that acting miserable will give people the feeling you are the master of your world, you’d be wrong. They will just see you as unhappy with your world.
So when mastering your world do so thoughtfully and in ways the show you are in control not in need of being controlled. Being happy helps to demonstrate it. And we have a FREE book to help you with that.- How to be Happy –
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