Nature teaches us about change:
- a seed changes into an oak tree
- a tadpole changes into a frog
- an embryo changes into a baby
- a baby changes into a teenager
- an egg changes into a turtle
- a grain of sand changes into a pearl
It's all about growing from one state of being to another. And for that to happen, continual change must take place. Examining the life of famous people, we see that.
- Michelangelo functioned as chief architect of St. Peter's from age 72 - his death at 89
- Thomas Hobbes wrote in inimical controversial style until his death at 91
- Voltaire published a tragedy at age 83
- Franklin and Jefferson were politically active and influential until their respective deaths at 84 and 83
- Goethe completed Faust at 82, one year before dying
- Victor Hugo and Tennyson continued writing until after 80
- Gladstone was Prime Minister of Great Britain for the 4th time from age 83-85
- Margaret Truman's last book was published just before her death at age 83
- Churchill became Prime Minister for the 2nd time from age 77-81
- Julia Child continued appearing on television into her 80's
- Clint Eastwood is continuing strong and is now over 80, acting and directing
- Maya Angelou continues to write and is over 80
- Louise Hay continues strong with her own books, videos and above all, Hay House
But all of these people were also going strong at age 60, publishing, in politics, producing works of art, etc. They kept changing, I posit that they continually revised their goals, that they found joy, satisfaction and fulfillment in their work, and hence they kept growing.
Part of it obviously has to do with ever-growing goals and ever-growing purpose to life, fueled by a belief in the self, discipline, and a deep and profound belief in the fact that what you do makes a difference.
What will you be changing in your life and goals at age 60? And at age 80?
For much more about goals, choices, meaning, purpose and significance in your life, about living consciously, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon as a paperback or e-book for Kindle and all Kindle applications. Click here to download the first chapter.
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In Rewiring the Soul, Gabriella Kortsch shows us in very practical ways how to lead a soul-guided, soul-infused life. With the wisdom of one who has traveled far and learned much, Dr. Kortsch blazes a path for all who have the courage to follow. The rewards for walking that path are great: an understanding of why we are here; an expanded awareness of who we really are; a new or heightened sense of purpose and meaning; and a deeper appreciation of life's many blessings. Highly recommended.
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