Just recently I was observing an old guy I had not seen in a long time. I had never ever prior to idea of him as old. What was it about him now that made him look all his 80 years? It was not the white hair, or the loss of his figure, or the larger nose and longer ears; it was the lack of vitality, energy, and absence of passion for the life around him. His essence had left his heart, and his being. All that he was, was inactive. As I considered this I questioned how I would make the distinction between youthfulness and oldness.
Youthfulness is about being energetic, flexible, fresh, simple, spirited, natural, enthusiastic, engaged, juiced up, enthusiastic, spirited, full of movement and action. These words no longer fit this male. It is not that he remains in the land of the living dead, however the pilot burner is extremely dim. It made me unfortunate, not for the wrinkles he now bore, however for intellectual powerlessness.
My point is that youthfulness is as much a state of being as it is a physical state. You can be old at 30 and young at 80. As we age our joints wear out, our body shows overindulgence, and oxidation causes wrinkles, but our core essence is still intact.
We are unbelievely remarkable complex and resilient creatures that are capable of revitalizing our heart and soul, if we so select. If we continue unhealthy habits, one day we’ll awaken up until now behind that cleaning up appears overwhelming, however it is not. There is always a light of hope burning within us. We understand that we can be better than we are as well as the smallest motion in the right direction can encourage and motivate. Nobody wants an average life. Stop watching the tv, and begin making something happen.
Youthfulness is not about being a Baywatch babe. It is everything about commemorating you, and the originality you add to the world. Treasure that a person and only you. Worship yourself by measuring up to your potential at any age.
We are all so gifted to have the power of option and to be able to act upon it. Regain your youthfulness. Lose the weight, do something bold, spontaneous, and fresh, go to Europe by yourself, purchase the Harley, jump out of a plane, discover a new passion, or rekindle an old one. Live it up and revitalize.