How wonderful to use my body until the very end, wearing it out with gardening, making music, dancing, Tai chi, and all the other things I love - and yes, cocktails, smoking; that stuff, too - while on my way to the next stage of my evolution.
Out of the physical body and into that energetic body that will learn and experience in entirely new ways.
Sure am glad I stopped smoking! Food...now who would I be without it?!
(So, you're contemplating Heaven? Great - Anticipate wings, harps, halos, and such!)
Old Age is not a diagnosis, with subsequent treatment prescribed. Let your internal wisdom prevail.
It is not a disease, so no recovery period is needed.
It may, if you're lucky, kill you in its time. If some disease doesn't get you first!
Painful knees or bad hips or lower back pain or dementia, etc. are NOT symptoms of Old Age.
These things are the consequences of genetics and life choices.
(and for MY money, it's mostly the consequence of one's choices!)
Consequences, not symptoms. Since it is now too late to change the decisions you made even yesterday, make peace with the consequences - then - make better decisions starting now. (or not - just stop complaining)
When we consistently complain about things - anything - several things happen:
- soon nobody
wants to listen to us anymore
- we miss out on the beauty in the sunrise, the flowers, the fact that we can walk to the bathroom...whatever...
- we attract more of what we DON"T want by constantly focusing our attention on those things.
- we forget how to laugh
- we're likely to get pretty lonesome...
Old Folks, take note. Give some thought to modeling the behavior that says, "I'm happy!"
Then, by god, BE happy.
Be happy with the choices you made, the consequences those choices brought, the fact that you're still breathing, dancing, gardening...or imagining/remembering...Be happy that you are old. While you still are, of course. After you croak, you can be happy for other reasons.
Younger folks, take note: If you hate the thought of aging consider these things, among others:
- It's not the age, it's the attitude.
- Trust your body
chance the media is lying?
- If all the old people you know are complainers, ask them if they'd do it again and what they'd change.
- If they won't stop complaining, get new old folks!