Someone close to me told me before she passed that “getting old isn’t for the faint of heart.”
That said, I’d take it over not getting old any day. When mentioning this to someone else I know, he said, “naturally…living is precious.”
The thing is, the practice of living seems rarely to be an act of valuing it’s preciousness. Life is more frequently practiced as though it were a cheap and disposable thing. We don’t value the continual act of breathing.
When surrounded by the perceived valueless reality, i must practice to bring my mind back to the richness of life.
Everything changes all the time.
No matter how much we fight it,
change is inevitable.
Know the life cycle.
Recognize that all waves are different.
Ride the wave.
Risk the wipe out.
Adapt and adjust.
know your limits
so you understand what you need to move beyond
live through practice
first, rely on the deluge for change rather then the perfectly crafted message.
second, take any road not only the road less traveled. but sometimes, it is best to go in the opposite direction of traffic.
third, your body ages over the decades, it’s inevitable. don’t wait for that to happen to you. get up and experience life.
Fourth, don’t take short cuts to the things that are meaningful to you. life really isn’t like a game show. you really don’t stand in line and perform to be discovered. you perform every moment of every day. and you live the road you chose to live.
Fifth, listen to the generations that came before you and that are speaking to you.
Sixth, do one through five with patience, practice and discipline