Most men and women entering their Senior years today talk about retirement: a life of security and ease, with few cares in the world. When what they’re really after is a relief from boredom, a more active and healthy lifestyle, and relief from worry about things like long, lingering illness, falling, or being a burden on society. As Joseph Campbell said, “I think people are really looking for an experience of being alive.”
So, imagine what it feels like to wake up in the morning feeling really alive, looking forward to the day ahead, and having the energy and vitality to be able to spend your day active and productive — doing the things you want to do and not being dependent on having others tell you how to get through your day.
Or how about this. Imagine being in total control of your body and mind, with the strength and agility to avoid falls, the ability to climb stairs with comfort and ease, the ability to bend and twist and move your body any way you want to — total mastery over the way you move and control your body — as well as total control over the way you think and use your mind as you go through life.
Imagine how good it feels to be comfortable with the idea of being or doing anything you have ever wanted to do with your life and just haven’t done yet for one reason or another.
This isn’t a pipe dream, and in fact Seniors everywhere are beginning to realize that getting older is no longer a true barrier to doing whatever they want to do with the rest of their lives. And Seniors from most of the world are living longer, feeling better, and living in the Flow of Life, than at any time in world history. The current generation of Seniors is on the leading edge of the new movement of Seniors who expect more from themselves than just the normal perks of retirement.
And today’s Seniors who get physically fit and transform their mindset for living, energize themselves with a vitality that Seniors of previous generations could only dream of. Fortunately, Seniors today have a better knowledge of exercise, nutrition and the other attributes of living longer lives, and they are putting that knowledge to use to delay the onset of rusty hinges, brittle bones and the other accoutrements of aging that previous generations incurred much earlier.
When we adopt those principles of healthy aging we can be a truly valuable part of society and not a burden on it. And that’s a blessing for our generation and for the generations behind us. It’s a great time to be a Senior!
Thank you for reading.