Transformation Magazine|July 2020
“Being old sucks,” I remarked to a friend as we discussed our health. I was immediately struck by the lightning of realization.
“That’s one hell of an affirmation,” I said, and changed it on the spot to, “I live a long life of happy stuff.” As I relished my new declaration, I discovered a gift of many years rarely available to those with fewer, and undiscovered by others.
There’s a difference between growing old and being old. Being old is often an attachment to past beliefs and experiences that builds immunity to the present.
Growing old is not only the result of a variety of life experiences, but their integration into the psyche. It offers a gift that only comes from many years, if at all.
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