“Breath is a bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
What happens when consciousness takes us over some rather rough terrain — we build a bridge.
I am turning 60 the end of this year. Cultural norms suggest that I look at aging from a negative perspective. I am choosing to build a bridge over these cultural norms to create my own reality in aging.
Realities vary from person to person depending on our past experiences, on what we have been told and on what we believe. A few years ago when I talked with a friend about not knowing how to feel about turning 60, she suggested that I look on it as a positive experience. She was 64 at the time and said that her 60′s had been the best decade of her life. Since then, she stopped smoking, joined a gym, is eating better and she bought herself a two seated, convertible sports car. I am into it, let’s celebrate!
My conscious path is creating a reality for aging that includes keeping my body, mind, emotions and spirit strong, healthy, flexible and pain free. My path of aging is way above preconceived notions of aging. I am using a conscious path to create a reality that bridges who I am now to who I want to become. My vision of my future self, my intentions, my behavior and my beliefs all support this strong, healthy, graceful and sparkling older woman. Stay tuned and see where I am going while creating your own vision of where you want to go. Let’s build a Bridge! What do you think?
More about the bridge pictured: The Millau Viaduct is part of an expressway between Paris and Barcellona. It is the tallest bridge ever built, almost a quarter of a mile high, taller than the Eiffel Tower. The roadway itself is almost 800 feet off the ground!