Have you let go of youthful hopes and dreams? If so, when did it happen? When did you let the dreams of your future aspirations escape into the days of your life?
For most it’s something that happens before we know it… before we even notice the north star in the sky of our vision is obscured from view. It’s typically in the “summer of our lives”, where the canopy of greenery in the forest of days hides the sky of clarity.
We come to know the terrain of the forest and find comfort in the familiar. To venture beyond or climb the tallest tree to see what we can see, is scary. We become enmeshed in the vines of comfort, of routine, of the familiar, and less inclined to venture beyond this forest home into a land of unknown outcomes.
At some point it’s easier to not forge the trail of possibilities or walk the treacherous passage of chance and scale the walls of change.
Sure, the view would probably be great, but this… this is safe. It may be for you that is the life you choose, and that is also a beautiful thing: to be at peace where one is, as one is. The forest, filled with the plants and trees we have nurtured, loved, and know with our eyes closed, makes for a lovely home.
But have you ever felt that something is missing… that perhaps you’re not living the life you might have lived or dreamed of?
If you’ve ever had that nagging feeling of anxiety or depression, that’s actually good news.
Anxiety and depression are often signals from our soul that we need to move, to change, to do something different. Sure, it might be hormones or some other chemical imbalance, but most of the time it’s the method of communication from our inner self. And, the more we heed these, the more communication and thus clarity, we gain over time. Because here’s the great news: It’s never too late to be more tomorrow than we are today. These are—or can be—the best years of your life, if you choose to make it so.
These are the years where we’re coming into our own wisdom… we’re gaining clarity and perspective. At this age we are less inclined to engage in the little dramas of life. We can usually see them for what they are: distractions from the things that really matter.
This is the fall of our life where it’s time to show all our colors and harvest the garden of growth we’ve obtained… and then to plant some more.
So now it’s your time.
Are you ready? What have you thought or dreamed in your private reveries, that you would really like to do or become?
No Matter What: If you’re not yet thrilled with how things are turning out so far, don’t worry. You’re not alone, AND there’s a solution that will turn things around… IF…
IF you want it enough to push through and persevere no matter what.
It’s half full: Too many people of the boomer age are looking at their life as half over. But the things that really count: our ability to love, our compassion and our wisdom are growing steadily fuller and more expansive.
Now is the time to spread your wings and fly.
If you’d like to, but don’t know where to start, send me a note. Let me know what you want to do and what’s keeping you from doing it and together we’ll come up with solutions.
Are you truly happy now? So if you are really and truly happy and content with your life just the way it is right now, that’s awesome! If so, please reply, because we should interview you! Or, just let me know if you prefer to keep it private and we can share the topic with our audience without revealing your name and bio.
Publish Your Story: Remember, your story may help someone else, and often the sharing of our story helps us too! So “publish” your story by first sharing snippets of what you love about your life and how it is you’re living each day. We will collect these into a collage or meme of optimism to share with and inspire us all.
Start Now: Meanwhile, if you have that “book in you” that you would “some day” like to write, then make today that someday.
Imagine: If you write even just a page a day, every day, that’s 365 pages by year’s end. That’s a novel.
Is there something you’d love to do but just haven’t gotten there yet? We’d love to hear about it and what’s keeping you from it, or, if you’re doing it, then let us give you a big shout out and celebrate with you.
Now, go be awesome!
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