Luscious aging is really about luscious living, because frankly – we’re all aging all the time (if we’re lucky).
It’s about experiencing our lives deeply and being with whatever shows up in all of our humanity.
Those of us who live well don’t think much about aging as much as we look forward to waking up to another day because we’re up to something that we love!
If instead you’ve been uneasy about aging, wondering what the years will do to your looks, worried about illness, loss or death (godforbid, as my mother used to say in one breath), you are definitely not alone.
Those are cultural ideas and human emotions and concerns that need to be acknowledged.
But there’s so much more.
To make living an adventure – creative, rewarding, meaningful and optimistic – is but a thought and an action away.
We are natural creators
Creativity is core to us, like our DNA.
There’s no end to the ideas we can have and the ability to make them real.
Creativity and imagination are in everything we think and do.
If you’ve been excited about creating something meaningful in your life all along, you’ll probably continue doing so as you age.
And if you haven’t been, this is a good time to learn how to make something beautiful out of the living and aging process, no matter what phase or age you’re in.
Women who thrive have a meaningful activity of their own that engages them and contributes to others.
Partners, children and other family members are unable to fulfill all your needs.
Often, there’s something that needs your attention beyond your role within the family.
Some unique outlet.
Once you get that you are a creator by virtue of being human, every moment can become an opportunity for creating.
Creating anything you care about – from organizing and decorating a room to cooking a special meal – produces a flow state where time stands still.
And in that place of total absorption comes a sense of fulfilment and peace.
When we are involved in something that lights us up and serves others – a special pursuit or tiny playful project of our own – our whole life lights up.
Involved in something meaningful, we begin to step into our natural talents and confidence.
Less seriousness and (over) thinking go a long way
How we deal with our minds and how we understand how thoughts work will move us into aging with less stress.
Once you learn to create attitudes and interpretations that serve you and lift you, you can live – and age – in real and inspired ways.
There’s also a way to observe thoughts without taking them so seriously or believing everything you think!
It’s surprising at the beginning, but what delight it is when we find out that thoughts are about as concrete as vapour.
And if we don’t have that ability yet, we can begin practicing now.
A cup of wisdom, anyone?
The gift of aging is that if we’re lucky and have been developing ourselves consciously, we know what makes for true happiness – and what does not.
Feeding the ego and personal mind can’t bring happiness.
If we’ve been paying more attention to our relationship with our true self, we’ve probably grown in our ability to love more, judge less and be gentler with ourselves and others.
There’s freedom in that.
But whatever you haven’t yet learned – so what?
And it starts now.
This is your gathering place if you want to:
- Live fully, deeply and mindfully
- Embrace life as it is with attitudes and perspectives that enrich you and all of us
- Create from your personal power and boundless imagination
- Release patterns, roles, rules, masks, and constraints that no longer work for you
- Aim for optimal health by doing what is right for our body-soul-mind-spirit because when you do, living is easier
- Imbue this natural process of aging with rich creative possibility, relationships and love
You can be more light-hearted and joyful while creating a life that lights you up, no matter how old you are.
An approach like this is priceless and can bring you unexpected peace of mind, no matter what’s going on.
It takes courage to choose a different way of living, to let go of the poor me victim-stance and step into personal power.
And it’s doable.
Get the living part right, and you’ll thrive through any stage.
How you see the world and what you believe can either free you up or lock you up.
These are teachable, learnable skills!
It is never too late.
Think about it…
Imagine having more enthusiasm, inspiration and ease.
Imagine that you were up to something that lit you up.
It’s completely possible.
You know why?
Because the human spirit is limitless, ageless, imaginative and resilient.
And because you have a lifetime of inner treasures from nurturing your education, career, relationships and family that can now be directed with clarity, courage and confidence.
You can proudly share your wisdom using your full-range of strengths, experiences and talents.
This stage of life’s journey can be a time of discovery, beauty, adventure, enrichment, meaning and deep value.
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