The Inner Path: It’s Never too Late to Start… Anything!

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”~ Eric Roth, 

Have you ever found yourself saying, “Oh no, I’m too old for that,  Not at this time of my life or That ship has sailed.” It’s a pity that we adopt this belief through our own perceptions of what others view as acceptable for us… that age is seen as something of a restriction. It’s never too late to begin again. Every moment is an opportunity to start over. Make an attempt and gain some clarity about what it is you want from life. With age comes responsibility but it also brings with it new outlooks on life. It brings with it feelings of self-awareness and clarity that may not have been there in your earlier years.

How old would you think you are if you didn’t know and couldn’t see yourself in the mirror? Age is just a number.  What’s important is how you feel. Your dreams and desires can take many years to truly form into something that resembles your true path, and that could continue for the rest of your life, but if you let age get in your way, then you may just be allowing that process to end too early… which would be terrible.  So never become too old to dream and have the confidence to act on those dreams at any time along your journey.  The concept to live your life fully does not end when you reach a certain age. 

Actually, the human spirit is constantly in a time of growth and challenge, in whichever form this takes, at whatever age you are, so embrace that challenge, even if it is to learn how to do nothing, which is actually much harder than it sounds. If there isn’t anything to aspire or look forward to in life, we end up feeling like we’re going nowhere, and we stagnate.  When I  feel this way I start a new project, no matter how small or insignificant.

Don’t let those limiting thoughts of age hold you back from living the truly fruitful life you deserve. Age, if anything, is on your side, because as you grow older, your goals and dreams should really, by virtue of your life experiences, be more attainable.  Many people don’t realize that it takes time to learn how to own your life, nurture your goals, and realize your dreams, but fortunately you have time if you’re willing to seize it.
There is no need to go back and make a brand new start… you can start from now and make a brand new ending for yourself. Get rid of the life you’ve planned so you can have the life that is waiting for you. Your old skin has to be shed before the new one can come… don’t hold on to your past, it’s gone. If you’re determined to do something, it’s never too late to start. Don’t let age stop you from going after your dreams. You are never too old and it’s never too late, to set another goal or to dream a new dream or to start… anything.

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