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Aging With Grace!

I have often heard and sometime said myself in the last couple of years that getting older is not for sissies. Someone said that getting old is no fun, but I’m not so sure that I agree with that one, because getting old is better than the alternative, so it is best to learn how to make the best of it. I am at that age to where I am learning that what my Granny used to say is very true: “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!”

If we fail to exercise our bodies and stretch our muscles, then we will lose strength and flexxibility. If we don’t take the time to exercise our mind by reading and continually learning new things, then our attitudes will become limited, constricted and conflicted.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” -2 Corinthians 4:16

The life we live is the life we experience and it is built. up or torn down by the thoughts we think on a repetitive and continual basis. When we expand our thinking and focus it in positive ways, we increase our possibilities and grow our joy.

The key to aging is learning to age with grace. Everyone decides their own attitude about aging. It can be an attitude of sorrow, frustration and disappointment, which will lead to a challenged, rough and no fun process or we can age with an attitude of joy, eargerness and excitement, which will allow us to experience and share great blessings.

From the very moment we are born, we are getting older, so never stop learning, take advantage of opportunities to grow and always seek to be the biggest blessing you can be…

The Battle Worth Fighting!

One of the things I am continually having to remind myself of is the reality that I am not a human being looking for a spiritual experience, but a spiritual being getting to have a human experience. While it is true that I live in the flesh and it has it’s limitations, the me that is living in the flesh is spirit and is limitless in time and space.

I sometime get caught up in living as if my spirit is the servant to my flesh and this is just not true, in fact, this is backwards and the reason that so many of us are frustrated, discouraged and often living defeated. This is the battle that really matters and the one that we need to make sure we are giving our attention and energy to.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.” -Galatians 5:16-18

When we finally begin to realize who we are and what we are created to be, it opens up a whole brand new universe filled with possibilities of blessing, growth and miracles. When I make the decision to live under the spiritual principles of the universe rather than the limited physical laws of the flesh, then a very amazing thing happens – I really begin to live, grow and thrive according to my created purpose. This brings a fulfillment and satisfaction like nothing else can, because in the SPIRIT, there is abundant blessing, unlimited opportunity and a never ending supply of love, light and peace.

When I finally remember that I am SPIRIT, I tap into who and what I really am and all the supernatural power that comes with it. Living at my true place of being, raises me above the limits of this physical world and opens up beautiful and breathtaking opportunity to bless and be blessed, which is what we were created for. This is the battle worth fighting…

Learn Your Lesson!

Have you heard the quote: ”Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”? From the best I can tell, this quote most likely comes from the writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in it’s original form he said: ”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Santayana attended Boston Latin School and Harvard College, where he studied under the philosophers William James and Josiah Royce. He later became a professor in philosophy at Harvard.

Santayana’s philosophy, in a nutshell teaches that ”History repeats itself!” Ancient philosophy teaches that life is a spiral that presents us with lessons and when we fail to learn the lesson life presents, then life has a way of bringing the lesson back around again and again, until we do get it. It may be in the same form or in a totally different form, but its purpose is always the same, it is to instruct, grow and develop us into all we are created for.

”What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” -Ecclesiates 1:9

When things in life are not working, then there is something for us to learn. Failure to learn has consequences and will cost us something. When something is not working in our life, then we need to take this as an indication that there are parts of our mind, body and spirit that need integration.

This requires that we take on our ego, because we are so much more than what we have, what we do or who people think we are. If we are paying attention then this life is trying to teach us something. When we get what it’s teaching us, then we are heading to an amazing place.

What is this life trying to teach you? How are you going to learn from your mistakes? When will you start making decisions to integrate your life? Where are you heading with your decision or indecision? Why are you waiting? Seize the now, learn your lesson and grow your life! You will be glad you did…