I used to think I wanted to live to be 102, but a few years ago I changed that to 120. By saying that I want to live to be 120, I mean with robust health, of course. :)
Living a robust healthy life at 120 doesn’t start when I’m 100, I’ve had to come to terms with not waiting or putting off what I can start today because what I do today informs my tomorrow and the next day and the next. Starting with today, can I create habits, or continue habits, that will provide optimum health and well-being over the next five to ten years and then the next bunch of years?
What goes into a plan like this? My list includes healthy eating, exercise/movement, and allowing my mind to accept abundance on all levels. Abundance on all levels to me means being open to accepting that I am worthy and enough just as I am; having faith, trust, and belief in an abundant and loving universe (I will always have what I need when I need it); and allowing universal love to flow through me. Phew.
When I think about why I would even want to be alive so many years from now, a part of me feels like my life is just getting started with the good stuff and another part thinks it’s because I believe it might take me a while to fully accept abundance on all levels. But, acceptance could come faster, in which case I’d want to revel in the glory of it for a good long while!
Sometimes when I say I’d like to live to be 120, people think I’m afraid of death. That’s not true. I see death as an extension of life, not something to be feared. To me life is an opportunity for my soul to experience being alive in a way that can only happen here on Earth and when it's done with what it came to do, it moves on.
For me and for many people, having a healthy body and mind allows the soul full freedom to do what it came here to do. We can't always know the soul's journey though, so this isn't a blanket statement.
What are your thoughts about longevity? Why is being alive important to you?
I’m going to be taking a break for a few weeks and during that time I’m inviting you to look at your own five to ten year plan. Perhaps you’d like to journal your responses to the Reflection questions below. If you feel as though you’d like to share what you’ve written, you can comment below or send your responses to me at email@example.com and I’d be honored to read them.
When I return, we’ll continue this conversation. In the meantime, I hope you'll give yourself the opportunity to ponder what life means to you and how you want to live it.