Getting Old?

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It sounds a bit morbid to say that we begin to die as soon as we were born or our days are numbered. Who wants to hear that? However we do not like to think about it, the reality is in fact true. No one lives forever. Not yet anyway.

How do we pivot to face the declining slope our life’s trajectory? I am beginning to find out. How? As we get older, our body deteriorates. Lately, my eye sights are losing its sharp edge. Especially, during twilight or late night, they get tired easily.

My eye doctor who was gentle and understanding said to me, “Oh this is common and a natural part of the aging process of the eye” as she prescribed me a pair of reading glasses. Exactly what I am wearing in writing this post. It’s not a matter of whether I like it.  It’s a fact of life – I am getting old.

Recognition and acceptance are first steps in my pivoting.  What follow next include re-examining my values, re-prioritize my life, and embracing the inevitable with open arms.  No matter how many days I have left, I intend to live them fully, with the help of my reading glasses and other means

Is aging part of your experiences?

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2 Responses to Getting Old?

  1. OmniRunner says:

    I’m beginning to think about what I want to do now while I still can.
    In 20 years I might not be able to go hiking in Europe or walk the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam.
    As they say, youth is wasted on the young.
    No matter how old I feel, I remind my self that in 10 years I will look back on these days as “when I was a young man”.
    And that there’s no guarantee that I’ll ever get to have that perspective on today.

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    • terryshen says:

      True, Andy. We will never be as young as we are today. Rushing out to maximize on what we can do is not the solution. A more mindful approach, as you’re doing, is to recognize the passage of time and its effect on us. So we can embrace, and not regretting, the seasonality of our lives. Thanks for sharing.

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