7 Sensational Gifts to Growing Ageless

I saw a great quote the other day, it read; “we don’t say trees are getting older, we say trees are growing.” I think it’s a good time for people to adopt the same mantra about themselves!

aging tree

What is age, anyway? Truth be told, I have never met anyone who really looked their age. People are either much older or younger than what I view them to be. I have come to accept age has nothing to do with maturity, and growth doesn’t have much to do with age.

What I have learned at this particular point in my life, is that there are common characteristics of people who seem to transcend time in a most happy and healthy way. These stellar individuals easily and authentically relate to a variety of people of many ages, colors or creeds. Men and women who help bring out the best in others’, inevitably bring about the best version of themselves in the process.

1. They are not motivated by what other people think.

When you care less about what other people’s opinion of you happens to be on any given day, there’s a lot more freeing energy available to discover and be your most authentic self.

2. They aren’t attached to results.

Motivation is a great indicator of spiritual maturity. Ageless souls are less concerned about attaining a specific result and more focused about doing the right thing for the right reason.

3. They forgive themselves and others more quickly.

Perhaps it’s a dose of reality or a piece of humble pie which helps ageless people forgive themselves and others more quickly, but letting go of resentments and regrets seems to go hand in hand.

4. They have Faith in a Divine Creator and Plan.

Regardless of any specific religious label or belief system, ageless people stay strong by knowing there is always a bigger picture connecting the small details of any given day. The all about “me” show is rapidly replaced with how “we” can help each other.

5. They are lifelong learners.

Ageless people are always learning something new, and admitting no matter how much they know, it’s never nearly enough.

6. They have a great sense of Humor.

Being able to laugh at oneself with someone else is a great therapy to staying young. Finding the irony in life, exercises the spirit in ways no drug could ever induce.

7. They spend a lot of time with children, old people and animals.

Perhaps it’s the smile of a small child which reminds us how we all started out with nothing, or the conversation with a grand-parent which forces us to accept we won’t leave with anything either, or that none of it even matters as experienced in the precious relationships we have with our pets. Whatever the reason, spending time with the very young, the very old, and animals in between, promises to put a little miracle grow in your life.

Aging is a privilege many don’t have the luxury of enjoying today.

When you replace judgement with gratitude, you will automatically view every age as a stage of grace which never competes with itself.

It’s all good.

 

Motion Magic!

Does “getting there” sometimes seem impossible? A dream just a grasp too far to reach?

Maybe you want to: Boost your confidence; Get rid of depression; Manage healthier boundaries; Overcome Fear; Live happier.

One way you can always overcome the struggle is to get into motion. Why?

YOU Keep On Going!

Once you put the action ahead of the feeling, you will begin to create momentum towards whatever the goal is you seek.

Think of a car. When you are stopped in park, it is nearly impossible to turn the steering wheel and move the tires in any direction.

But, if you start the engine and begin to move the car down the highway, you are easily able to move the steering wheel and subsequently the tires, with the twist of your wrist!

Did the car change? Did you change? No. What did change?

The car was put into motion with you in it. The key ingredient which changed the equation was “motion.”

How can you apply this to your life towards attaining success in it? Get into motion towards your goal.

Write down on a piece of paper what the end result of the goal is. Not just what it is, but what it does for you that is an ultimate greater good.

For example; maybe you want to overcome your fear of speaking in front of a group so you can deliver your message better.  This in turn helps your audience understand more effectively, which in turn assists them in their implementation of the message. This is your purest ultimate goal.

If you had already achieved this goal,  who would you be associating with? What would you be talking about? When and where would you be doing these things?

Now you can write down what getting into motion would look and feel like, and begin by doing.

Perhaps your first motion is to speak in front of the mirror to yourself.  Then it may be speaking in front of a friend.  You may also want to watch a video of a speaker teaching you how to speak clearly and effectively.  You might sprinkle successful sabotage notes to yourself around your house, to keep the motion flowing.

Whatever it is, begin to get into motion doing it, and detach from the result.

Focus on staying in motion for a pre-determined time every day, and allow the process to unfold.

Motion is your  magic potion, and it tastes oooohhh so good! 

Bon appetite!