We must age to a certain degree but at what rate that we remain youthful is of our own choices and doing to a large degree.
Surprisingly, we can also re-establish many of our youthful qualities that we may have thought were lost for good.
The human body is remarkable resilient in its ability to repair and restore when given the right chemical make-up to do so.
It is truly unbelievable to witness the transition within yourself yet, I myself am living proof of just that.
I once thought that I was old and for all practical purposes, I was.
Overweight, smoking 2 packs a day, drinking alcohol way to much, eating unwholesome foods, lungs were coughing and wheezing through the night.
I have told the story before, yet it is worth repeating.
I am not telling you this to boast or brag for that is not who I am.
Back when I was a drinking, smoking, junk food eating fool, sure enough bragging and boasting and thinking I was better and smarter than others was
precedent in that cruel world I lived in.
Oh, I tell you it’s hard when all you have is that ego strong as all hell to hold on to as your only strength.
It’s hard to see when your in that position. From that view point, life becomes askew, down seems up and up seems down.
Many may not get what I am saying here or many may not want to understand such words of defiance against their own egos.
Who you think you are does not have to be you.
This is worth repeating perhaps, in a slightly different way.
What you have become does not have to be you.
You do not have to continue in the direction you are going.
Having lived an entirely different way then, than I do now has changed the world I see before my eyes.
The world I live in now was incomprehensible to me back when I was old some years back.
It would have been a severe injustice to myself if I would never have broken free into who I am now.
I think we all are in need of improvements, myself included.
I am not done and there now.
There is no done and there.
There is no mission accomplished.
This is life it is an ever learning experience.
When we refuse to learn, when we refuse to grow, when we refuse try new things, this is when we start to die.
This is when we get old.
Our bodies will age with time, but if we decide to give them wholesome food and break away from bad habits youth will be restored.
Be young again, you owe it to yourself no matter what age you are!
©2012 Louis J. Auslander