How does your body feel today? On a scale of 1-10, where would you rank your body today, in the past week and 5 years ago?
Aging is a natural process, I often hear people saying they hate getting older and I can never understand why; aging is a gift for the alternative is death!! I am sure every reader has known someone who did not have the opportunity to age and if you are reading this, it is our responsibility to embrace life while we have it, including the grey hairs, aching bodies and sagging skin.
Today I feel at a level 7, this past week drops to a 5 (I did not walk daily and only practiced yoga once), 5 years ago was consistently an 8+ – I was still running, practicing yoga daily, swimming pain free and doing those crazy spin classes. Now I walk, swim as my shoulder allows and cycle at my own pace out on the trails and I try to go to my mat daily. I do not intend to grow old gracefully; I think that is a cop-out. I plan to fight it every step of the way; I plan to be out walking on my last day; I plan to practice yoga hours before I head off to the great beyond; I plan to stay strong, active and go out in a ball of flames.
Yes, I am passionate about being fully alive till I am fully dead and I hope to inspire others to be the same. Being fully alive is a mental attitude rather than a physical practice; we take what gifts and abilities we have and we suck the marrow from them. In this way we are guaranteed to find abundant health, joy, happiness and perhaps even the meaning of life!
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly wish I did not have arthritis, epilepsy, hearing loss or deteriorating eye sight but I prefer to enjoy what I can rather than ponder what I cannot. But I have two choices, I can wallow or I can live; I choose to live. What about you?