WHY DO YOU STAY IN PRISON WHEN THE DOOR IS SO WIDE OPEN?Rumi
Facing the fact of our own mortality is something we fall into intimacy with as we enter the elder years of our embodied life.
What is dignified aging? Feeling the pain and the joy. The challenges and the easy parts. The tapestry of life we weave for ourselves and with others.
Living and acting from a place of peace, serenity, humor and gratitude is not always easy. We forget.
Open your eyes and your heart.
Engage with that which uplifts and inspires you.
“Don’t let the old man in.” ~Michael Canfield
People often assume that if someone is giving thanks, it’s because their life is easy and that they have nothing to be negative about. This is not the case at all. Those who practice gratitude understand that it’s how you think about a situation, that makes it easier or more difficult.
As you practice gratitude, the focus shifts from what is lacking in life to the abundance that already exists. It is a matter of retraining the brain to see all the wonder and possibility that lies before us each day.
So.. what are you grateful for today?
Filmed in Tulbagh, South Africa.
Featuring Michael Canfield.
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