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The second half of life puts you in the captain’s seat to steer your life as you see fit. At first it may feel intimidating because there is no set path to follow, but the more you lean into the feeling of being liberated from your subconscious conditioning the more awake you will be to your surroundings.
This half of life is characterized by its simplicity and an environment that places emphasis on basking in the experience of the moment. It is about flowing with life – discovering, creating and designing what you want out of your day-to-day encounters, which will ultimately leave you feeling more energized and whole.
Entering the second half of life requires being aware and more attuned to your surroundings, your activities and your relationships. It can be spurred by encountering hardship, which then causes you to pay deeper attention to what is causing you to feel unsettled while going through the first half of life. This bout of discomfort opens an opportunity for deep contemplation and mindfulness that can ignite our emotional intelligence to spur a radical transformation within ourselves. The transition to the second half of life can also be incited by becoming more present in moments that bring joy, calm, and clarity.
We’ll take a look at exactly what these crossover points may be and how the transition from the first half of life to the second is like crossing over a rope bridge that may fill you with a fear of the unknown, but inspires a wave of self-assurance and wonder once the first step is taken.
Welcome to another week of the Secret of Aging With Grace and Wisdom Series!
Part IIB: How We Live Today – The First Half of Life will talk about the force of creativity.
You may be familiar with it. It’s that feeling of curiosity, excitement and fun that was so easily invoked when we were children. As we get older, our creative sides tend to get hushed as the will to survive and fit in with society becomes a louder force in our lives.
We’ll take some time to unpack what it means to live in creativity. Then we’ll look at how our brain is split into two: the analytical left-hemisphere brain and the intuitive right-hemisphere brain. We live in a society that tends to lean towards more intellectual and scientific ways of thinking. But the real key is to find balance between the two to give depth to our everyday experiences.
Last week you were introduced to the two phases of life, this week we’ll talk more in depth about the first half of our life.
Part II is split up into two sections that will talk about how we live today and outline what forces inform the first half of our life.
We’ll examine Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to speak on the three (3) forces that guide us through our lives: (1) Instincts, (2) Our conditioning, and (3) Creativity. Instincts being our basic will to survive and self-preserve that places us in a deficiency mindset and closes us off to the possibility of receiving more into our lives. Conditioning refers to the habits and the plan that has been laid out for us by family, educational institutions, societal norms. Lastly, we’ll take a peek at creativity, a force that Maslow describes as connecting with our natural state of being.
"Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life's...
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Stress is a response to a perceived threat. It starts with the “spin” that the voice in the head puts on what we perceive, that makes us feel anxious. Lack of attention and a wandering mind then perpetuate the anxiety. Conventional wisdom says that there is no way out...
Loneliness, that feeling of emptiness and longing, is not the failure to connect with others as many believe. It is the failure to connect with ourselves... with our true nature. How can we connect with ourselves when we are not even able to be with ourselves, to see...
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi Our minds can drift between the past, the present, and the future. This can be represented by a pendulum and the way that it swings back and forth from the left...
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