“the ultimate secret to ageing exquisitely is to identify more with the part of yourself that doesn’t grow older – the inner parts.”
I read the above quote and knew I had to share it. Ageing is something a lot of individuals struggle with. But if we turn to our inner parts like our sense of humor, compassion, gift to gab and listen to understand, these grow with us as we age they don’t diminish.
The person we see in the mirror is not all of us. That reflection is only a small part – maybe even just the vessel. What we fill in the vessel is what is important. Don’t stop experiencing, learning and growing. Take classes, travel, socialize and create the life you want. Age is just a number. Don’t let it dictate how you create the life you want.
Things we can do to age exquisitely are:
- Make a plan. Visualise who you want to be at any age and put it into action now
- Take care of your body it has to last a lifetime
- Take risks – remember you regret what you didn’t do more than what you did so…..
- Get to know your spiritual self. Explore, question and identify with the person inside who is still playful and wanting to learn and experience.
Remember what we see in the mirror is only a small part of us. Yes we should be taking care of ourselves physically and also mentally and identifying with the whole. Not getting caught up in what society/media dictates how we should look or how we should age. Or act for that matter.
What is age appropriate? Well I say we get to decide. Not society and certainly not people who want to shut us down. We are so much more than that and if we don’t start appreciating what we have to offer no one else will.
Idea taken from Creating a Charmed Life by Victoria Moran.
You can always start now!