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Gaining wisdom with age.

Well, here we are in the second week of April, this means that I have aged another year. I must say that in the past year that I have learned more about life, things I wanted to learn I have learned, and just more about myself and who I was and maybe didn’t want to be.  I know that we always wish for things to be better, we always hope for more than we have.  

The past year has taught me to accept what I have and if I am not happy with that then get off my butt and change it.  Nothing is really set in stone and there is nothing negative that can’t be turned around.  I have spent a lot of the first 34 years of my life sitting around moping, not pushing myself to communicate when I knew that I needed to, and it would make my life much easier if I would’ve just done that.  The life that we spend on this plane is by no means easy but you have to work hard through yourself to make it as smooth as possible. 

I know that what I put myself through on a daily basis at times can be prevented by doing simple things such as clearing or meditating but I usually go the opposite path and put myself through stress, anxiety, and self doubt. It is going to be my goal in the next 34 years to make a legacy for myself, my wife, and my kids to harness good and focus on living the good life.  I am looking at things much differently after April 6th, 2014.  This was one of the best birthdays that I have ever had and I plan on each one feeling better ever year until I am no longer here.  I will focus on the great things in my life and the immense knowledge that I have been given over the past few years.  

I guess the focus of this weeks blog is that getting older makes you wiser but you have to accept it and let it come to you and not be pushy. Keep a positive outlook on things and always love yourself through the good and the bad times because they are all controllable.  Thanks for reading the blog. -Ian 


2 thoughts on “Gaining wisdom with age.

  1. Getting older makes you wiser? I wish I could say that’s true, but at 72 years of age, I so often find that I’m still asking myself, who I want to be and why am I doing some of the stupid things in life, I continue to do, such as over eating, not exercising enough, not reading as much as I wish I would and spending less time in front of the computer and more of it in nature. Living in a seventh floor apartment with a parking lot below me, I keep telling myself to get off my hind end and to find a better place to live, but just never seem to get around to doing it. Aargh! it’s so frustrating, because your right, we all want to live a fulfilling life, full of love, awareness, health and happiness, but have to actually “do something to make it happen, instead of just “sit around” waiting for it to happen in “miracle fashion.” And along the way, what enjoyment the universe gets from testing us with an overabundance of wrinkes, achy joints, dimmed vision, gray hair and the question “who is that old person, that keeps looking at us from the bathroom mirror and any other mirror we happen to glance in”. Ha! ha! I may be starting at this all a bit later than you are, Ian, but let me tell you. I want change in my life too and if “changing” my life will make it happen and I manage to become a bit wiser along the way, I’m more than willing to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration, Ian! I needed a good kick and unknowingly, you have provided it. Good luck with your plans for the future and who knows, maybe we’ll get a chance to share a few stores of the trip along the way and share more sinprations as well.

  2. Thank you for reading and taking the time to reply on this blog. I really enjoyed talking to you tonight and hope to get more chances to share stories. You are a great person and should never let the small things life has to offer get at you. Thanks for being you:)

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