Even though every single being on the planet is aging, we are all having a very unique experience of the world and our reality, while we age.
As I mentioned in the previous podcast, there is a part of us that doesn’t experience aging at all. We feel ourselves – eternally youthful, vibrant, energized. And, then we look in the mirror, or down at our arms, and we see our bodies looking wrinkled, sagging, just not how it used to be. These moments confront our sense of truth who we are. We might say, “In this moment I am me! And, in this moment my body is informing me that change is occurring, and I’m powerless to do anything about it.” This dilemma, this powerlessness, this existential moment is what Aging Like a Guru will address.
Though it sounds depressing, scary and anxiety provoking, we are all experiencing these dilemmas daily. How we choose to be with these thoughts, how we distract ourselves, how we avoid the truth of our aging, how we deny or ignore the reality of this human process is very personal and very precious. Yes precious!
We can hate ourselves for aging – though we really aren’t in control of the whole unfolding of the physical process. We can experience hopelessness, powerlessness and despair – these are all very natural human qualities that are part and parcel to existing within this Earth-suit. And…. Experiencing curiosity about who you really are, the full potential of you in this bag of bones, well, now you have the makings for an adventurous life – one that you can empower yourself to be in, consciously. This is the beginning of your journey of aging like a Guru.