What makes this ‘getting older’ so scary? Where does the fear come from? Is it the fear of death? Is it the fear of sickness and decay as is impressed upon us every minute of the day? Just watch the commercials and the daily suffering we see everywhere. Does it have to be like this? Do we have the power to change it, at least in our experience?
We are all in this together. We are born into a so-called material world with its expression of: birth – youth – adulthood, and then, old age, death. There is seemingly no way out. But is there? Let’s explore for a moment.
The experience of aging only reflects our wrong sense of the ‘passing of time’. Instead of fearing the inevitable, we need to focus on mature, yet youthful, thinking now. We have to replace the ‘old’ outgrown thoughts with fresh, vivacious, and inspired ones. Healthy thoughts are natural, unhealthy and sick thoughts are unnatural. We need to remember that we are wiser and more capable now than we were in our younger years. We are useful, strong, and in our prime. We are vital members of our communities. Even in our older years we can be of great value if we only use our given talents to enrich someone else’s life.
So, let’s live in the now, think in the now, and know that we are looking at a fulfilled and mature state of mind when looking at ourselves. We must feel this truth deep down in our hearts, so we can manifest a healthy and rich life. Let us enjoy ourselves, instead of fretting about getting ‘older’. And let us always remember how blessed we are!