Tag: Conscious Aging

For Presence

“Sometimes I forget what it is to be fully human. With all the consciousness, potential, diversity of emotions playing within, embodied physicality changing and shifting constantly, vulnerability that we sometimes push aside into a dark closet lest fear take the upper hand…..and the innate interconnected presence with everyone and everything. It is in those moments of forgetfulness that wonder, courage, presence and joy may recede into the background. is it possible…..”

Embodied Transitions

“Shifts and transitions are continually happening even if we don’t pay attention – within and without. Energy constantly shape shifting bringing magic and tragedy, delight and sadness, awe and forgetfulness. Are we paying attention, or lost in the mundane mainstream detailed oriented life we actually have never felt at “home” within.”….

You Only Die Once, But You Live Every Day

“Have you ever thought about quality of life moments versus years lived? For some it is when death touches us that we allow ourselves to contemplate, and come closer to, the relationship with our own potential death and that of our loved ones. The unique choices we will make when embodied time is drawing to a close…..”

An Authentic Unsettled Life

Living an authentic unsettled life. “We are constantly given opportunities to be lead by curiosity, take risks, and steward the emergence of our own unique expression, artistry and imagination.”

Moving From Who We Have Been To Who We Have Become

“It was the elders who recognized the responsibility to share the fruits of their lives and experiences with the younger generations. It was in elderhood, as physical abilities weakened and day-to-day responsibilities lessened, that people could more strongly focus on their inner lives and on allowing Spirit to shine through, so that their biggest impact came more through the wholeness of their being than through the amount of their doing.”

Becoming An Elder

Leaving behind my journey of struggling and racing through the white water of many rivers, I become the river, creating my own unique way. Leaving behind my self-imposed role as a tree upon which others have leaned, I now become the wind, with the… Continue Reading “Becoming An Elder”

Choosing Joy Over Despair

“Yet, within the wounds, rather like the tree in the image above, there is new growth and opportunities to re-frame our perspective and turn our attention to moments of joy and small pleasures. New growth that finds its compost from what has died or changed, and leaves us with clarity, a new found direction and hope. A perspective coming from interconnection – not separation. “

Turn Away

Guest Blog Post By Brian Alger, Exploring Life Sometimes you must let goOf all the usual desiresThat conspired to lead you to this placeOf contingency, false urgency, and exhaustion Nearly sixty years have passedAnd as your body begins its retreatYou are still disappointedTo find… Continue Reading “Turn Away”

Fear As Friend

We all carry fears within us. Often they are not even ours as we are so intimately interconnected. Yet, it is how we react to the fear that can open possibility or shut us down into contraction, narrow spaces of being and old identities… Continue Reading “Fear As Friend”

Loss Of Identity

“Leave it all and let yourself just slip back into the rhythms of your intimate wildness.” John O’Donohue Identities we have crafted for fitting in, belonging, survival or that have been culturally bestowed upon us, can imprison in a cage of our own unrequited… Continue Reading “Loss Of Identity”