how old are you?

did i just make you cringe? what feelings do you have when you are asked how old you are? many people wonder why someone wants to know, thoughts of what are they going to tell me to be aware of or watch out for. many of us start thinking about what we are supposed to expect at a coming age, what dire changes are up ahead?

do you have expectations for different ages? did you, do you, look forward to certain things happening at each age? 

does any of what you expect seem like fun to you? it seems to me that aging has a negative feeling connected to it, people don’t want to get older or admit how old they are because there are more negative associations with aging than positive.

does your age in years define any part of your life? do you let age determine what you can and can’t do? or what you decide to do or not do? why?

i don’t believe any of it. why should age influence what you want? age doesn’t define you. why not go for what you want no matter what your age. experiences are more to living than age, so let your age beliefs go and focus on experiences.

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as i “age” my experiences are expanding and i’m becoming more wise and free from judgement. i’m learning more about who i am, what i like, what i want to enjoy and bring into my life. i look forward to many activities and experiences.

and i’ll let you in on a little secret, age doesn’t have anything to do with what we can and can’t do! yes, as we age, we definitely change, but i believe more of our age beliefs are in our head and not in our body and mind.

if you want to do something, and you are in a body and mind that can do it, do it! go out and enjoy it! be the “old” man swimming in a speedo, or the “old” woman running a 10K in a sports bra.

write the book that’s been on your mind, try the new activity you see so many “young” people enjoying, start something you always dreamed of doing.

you are wiser and your past experiences bring more to the new experiences that you enjoy. live life and keep growing and expanding, not letting age hold you back keeps you young, and is expanding your life for each experience.

now’s your time! if you feel it, do! you are never to old to keep enjoying many different experiences, both old and new to you. what i want for you, is for you to add some new experiences into your life!

expand and grow, always, until the end of this life experience!

live your truth!

enjoy the journey

are you happy and harmonious during your day to day activities? week to week are you happy with the activities that you are doing? is your attitude and energy mostly positive or mostly negative?

are you enjoying your life journey?

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life is meant to be enjoyed.

“Life should be an exciting adventure. The sun should rise within you each day in terms of the richness of your feelings and the sharpness of your perceptions. You should carve out goals for yourself that will inspire you to enthusiastic action. going toward life with vigor, no matter what your age, you should never fear death.” ~Maxwell Maltz

to enjoy the journey is to do the things that make you happy. what do you enjoy doing? what’s most important to you? who do you want to be? what do you want to do?

don’t worry about what other people may think, don’t worry about making others happy. make yourself happy and do the things that are most important to you.

to enjoy the journey is to choose who to be and do what is most important to you. you chose to do this thing, be grateful that you are now doing it.

everyday we make choices; from the moment we wake to the moment we sleep. to enjoy the journey and live with enthusiasm be grateful for all the moments you are choosing.

live your truth!

passion

what are you passionate about?

do you have a burning desire to live your truth? to live your dreams and desires?

dreams and desires fulfill passions. passions fulfill purpose.

“The purpose of life is to be happy.” ~Dalai Lama

passion is having a burning desire to experience or to have something. there are many things that i want and many things that i want to experience. they don’t all have the same level of desire. and my desire for a thing or an experience changes as well.

what keeps passion and desire for the wanted thing or experience high?

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thinking about the desired thing and wanted experience and connecting to how you want to feel having experienced it keeps passion and desire high.

it is normal for passion and desire to ebb and flow.

when your passion is low connect to how you want to feel having attained your want or having experienced what you want to experience.

what are you passionate about?

who do you want to be? what do you want to do? what do you want to experience?

live your truth!

 

enjoy the journey

do you wake with energy, excitement and enthusiasm for a new day to experience and create your life journey?

do you go to sleep feeling fulfilled with love, gratitude and joy for a day well lived?

enjoy the moments of your life!

enjoy the challenges that give you growth and expansion!

enjoy the ups and downs!

all experiences are a part of the whole and good!

gratitude, awareness and choice. you can choose to find gratitude in all of life’s moments, the up moments and the down moments, there is something to be grateful for.

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you can choose to be aware and choose positive, choose a positive attitude and choose what is most important to you (sometimes this means saying ‘no’ so that you can say ‘yes’ to what’s most important).

what are you grateful for today? who are you grateful for today? write down what your are grateful for. tell the people you are grateful for their being in your life.

Happy Mother’s Day!

live your truth!

 

gratitude

Gratitude is being grateful for what is from what was. Gratitude is being grateful for what is for what is to come.

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What are you most grateful for? What experiences gave you the feelings of love and joy? What experiences were filled with laughter?

What do you most want? Are you grateful for the awareness of what you want? Are you grateful that you can choose your thoughts and actions to lead you to becoming who you want to be, doing what you want to do and experiencing what you want to experience?

Live Your Truth!