Most of them are younger than me and some of my best friends are as much as 20 years younger than me.
Lately, I’ve caught myself thinking, “gosh, she is so aware and enlightened for her age”. Sometimes I feel like they are so far ahead of me than I was at their age.
As I’ve thought more about this, I realize that I was on that track when I was their age. The only difference there is between us is life experience.
I remember when I was a bit younger than these women, I read the book, “You Can Have It All” by Arnold Patent. It had such an affect on me and I will always remember some of the quotes that I couldn’t help but memorize…
“Our bodies are extraordinary instruments with literally unlimited potential, whatever we believe they are capable of doing, they can do. We limit them with our limited thoughts about their capabilities”.
And the other thought changing quote that stands out for me,
“We create our lives with our thoughts and since there’s no limit to what we can think, there’s no limit to what our life experiences can be”.
Another great book that I read nearer the beginning of my path was, “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy. The stories of power moved me more than I can express.
Then there was “Psycho Cybernetics” by Maxwell Maltz.
Let’s not forget “Love, Medicine, and Miracles” by Bernie Siegel. It was a powerful introduction into the world of Psychoneuroimmunology.
Psychoneuroimmunology is the study of how our thoughts can affect our healing. These books inspired me to study Sports Psychology and earn my Masters Degree.
Sports Psychology is using mental techniques to enhance performance. The good news has always been, this is not limited to sports, it can be used daily in our lives to alter our life experiences.
One of the best speakers I’ve ever heard is Donald Trump. I know, some people have a hard time with Donald Trump, he is controversial. I have had the pleasure, though, of hearing him speak on a couple different occasions.
He is amazing because of his life experience. He tells some great stories because he has lived life.
There is something so comforting about this…he has lived life. He has failed and succeeded and failed some more. I’m sure he was alert and aware at 28 and now he is still alert and aware– he just has more experience that adds to the richness of life and to the wonder of his storytelling.
Dr. Wayne Dyer is another great storyteller. I’ve seen him evolve throughout my own years of growth. He is living and experiencing life and he just keeps expanding in his life and in his teachings.
Honestly, I could sit for hours unending listening to the stories he weaves in with his teaching!
Age is not something that freaks me out or brings me down, it just IS. It doesn’t define me or limit me in any way. If anything, it has served me with valuable lessons that lift me to the next level as my time here in this realm evolves.
I surround myself with people who see me for me and they don’t judge me by my chronological age. They embrace me and accept me as an individual who just keeps growing right along with the whole of life. Experience is living and the more years I’m able to live and learn, the better.
I am just so impressed with the women in my life– I love watching them grow, learn and evolve. They teach me and inspire me on the path they’re on.
Age means nothing because our lives are shaped by our willingness to learn, expand, and ultimately transcend time.
I’m not a number that is limited, I am an infinite expression of life…and so are YOU.