We were all born, get old, and die. This is a fact of life. Some of us have a hard time with it, while others accept it for what it is. When we are young, we look forward to getting older and more mature, but once we reach a certain age, usually in our 20s, we reminisce over our youth and wish we could go back.
When we are in our youth, we take for granted how good we may feel and how free we are. As we age, we realize how difficult life is, such as being part of the monetary system of having to work to make money, then spending it on food and shelter. We have far more responsibilities as an adult, and it’s often far more stressful than when we were a child. Furthermore, our skin becomes more rough with wrinkles, our hair turns gray, and we have aches and pains. We may appear less attractive and not be able to connect with as many potential partners.
Some of us will have a very difficult time getting older because we long for our youth and do not want to get older. However, learning to accept the fact that your body is getting older, and retain your inner youth is not only possible, but also healthy.
The first thing to realize is that your body has an expiration date. It cannot last forever. Until your 20s, your body grows up and develops, but past your 20s it will begin to slowly die. This is the natural part of life and there is no way to stop it. No amount of healthy eating or supplements will allow you to live forever. Technology and surgeries will also not grant you the ability to live forever. Rather, realize that while your body may die, your spirit, your soul, lasts forever. Everything in the physical realm will eventually cease to exist.
Instead of trying to live forever, a better approach is to extend your life, and live a healthy one. Health comes from foods you consume, especially those high in antioxidants since oxidation is one of the leading causes of wrinkles and other skin related issues related to age. So learn to eat healthier and respect your body. Be thankful for your food, drink clean water, and breathe purified air, and keep a positive mindset.
Next is to live each day like it’s your last. If you knew that this was your last day on Earth, what would you do differently? And why aren’t you doing that now? Each day should be lived to the fullest. So live your dream today, accomplish your goals today, and be free today. Then you will feel happy and accomplished and like you are living your true purpose.
And finally, let your inner child come out. Even though your body may be older, you still have an inner child that may want to come out and play. Let yourself experience things from your youth you once loved. Even if you think it’s immature or childish, let yourself experience the joys of living as a child again, and it’ll make you feel much happier and connected with yourself.
While we can never go back in time, we can learn to be happy with who we are presently. Even if we didn’t accomplish everything in this lifetime, we can be happy in the process. Learn to not be as hard on yourself. You will get older, you will get wrinkles, and you will eventually die. This is a fact of life. Don’t resist it, but allow the natural aging process to happen and be happy with who you are each step of the way. Fear holds you back from living to the fullest, so let go of irrational fear and be you.
Let me know how this works for you. Have a great day!
Even though I’m in my 30s (at the time of writing this), I still feel young on the inside. I eat well, take care of myself, and focus on living each day to the fullest. It doesn’t always happen the exact way I want, but I feel accomplished along the way. It wasn’t until my late 20s that I felt like I was still in my late teens. I may feel a little older now, but still feel the inner child as I have a youthful side. Comparing myself to others my age, other people seem so much older. My inner child has allowed me to stay young.