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March 6, 2014

Opening by Dhira Lawrence

“Opening” by Artist: DHIRA LAWRENCE

For better than ten years I have been reading, researching, thinking, writing, talking, listening and sharing on issues of  interest to women at midlife and beyond.  I have personally felt, and heard from those I’ve talked to, a sense of urgency, of deep and earnest interest in finding that “something more” in life that can guide and inspire us to live authentically and creatively in our remaining years.  There is a desire to set aside the day-to-day ordinariness, the worries and cares, the striving toward something and learn instead to embrace the abundance that is right within our reach, to discover our gifts and use them and to live in gratitude for what we have right now in our lives.

This is what I have come to call the “aging abundantly” life style and it is one that often requires major changes in our understanding of ourselves and our relationships, an altering of our expectations and  focus, the implementation of daily practices and the on-going effort to create subtle shifts in our behavior and surrounding world.  What we discover in the process is an authentic lifestyle that resonates with who we are at our deepest core selves; we develop a connection to what one might call our spiritual/soul selves — that part of us that is and always has been with us, a constant, ever-present, though sometimes silent witness and influence in our lives.  Each day we deepen our connection to our soul selves and a deeper awareness of our purpose for being here.

It is a process, of course, and we are all at various stages in this process.  What I would like to hear more about from you is this: If you are following this path, what have you found to be your stumbling blocks? What trips you up? What issues/questions are you struggling with now? What have you struggled with in the past? Where do you look for answers and direction? What type of help and support have you found most beneficial in the past, what support would you like to have now? Is there a question you would like to ask me, personally or professionally? I am here for you, let’s talk.

(If you are not comfortably leaving a public comment, please feel free to send me an email to AgingAbundantly@gmail.com. I am the only one who reads the emails sent to this address.)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2014 3:14 pm

    Each day I write at least one thing that I am thankful for in my Gratitude Journal and I look for someone to help along life’s sometimes bumpy road. One of my close friends lost a brother in a tragic accident and my sister has serious dental problems. I heard about both of them today, so I had two opportunities to offer comfort and concern. “Bear ye one another’s burdens” is a truth I live by.

    Your blog invites people to share, find comfort or even vent. The lovely painting reminds me of some pre-Raphaelite artists, this one inviting the viewer to be open to the light, a wonderful axiom to live by. Thank you!

    • March 8, 2014 8:09 pm

      Thanks for your comment Marian. Right after I posted this blog we lost power from an ice storm and our internet has still not return! It’s a good thing no one wanted to talk! I admire the way you start your day and try to do the same. Gratitude is a valuable practice along the path toward authentic living. I am grateful for you!

  2. christiemac permalink
    March 12, 2014 6:57 pm

    I start my day by setting specific intentions on how I see my day going. It has started to create some interesting energy.

    • March 12, 2014 7:01 pm

      ah, the power of intention! I’ve experienced that as well, but it seems as soon as I “hook” into something specific, the practice falls by the wayside. The key is indeed practice! Thanks for sharing your experience. Time for me to follow suit.

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