Most people, as they age, say, past 50, tend to think that their life is almost over. But there are others who think, “Yay! this is a brand new chapter in my life!” I am from the “Yay” group. The difference is attitude.
Recently, I came across the book “The Best Is Yet to Be…How to Age Wisely and Fall in Love with Your Life…AGAIN” by George Cappannelli & Sedena Cappannelli
George and Sedena Cappannelli are considered to be the experts on providing information and more importantly, Inspiration, for the over-50 crowd, to which I can proudly say…I belong! The Best Is Yet to Be…How to Age Wisely and Fall in Love with Your Life…AGAIN is a book that will change the way you think about being 50 and impact the reader’s life in a very positive way.
“Getting older is not something to be denied and avoided; it is something to be accepted, experienced, honored and celebrated.” ~ George Cappannelli
Here’s an excerpt from The Best Is Yet to Be, in a chapter titled: Desires vs. Dreams.
Excerpt from The Best Is Yet to Be
by George Cappannelli & Sedena Cappannelli)
Desires (you can substitute the word wants or hungers as well) issue from perception, belief, or feeling that there is absence or lack. Because desires are the offspring of emptiness, our efforts to satisfy them cannot be successful.
Dreams by comparison, are the legitimate issue of our souls seeking expression and manifestation in this journey called life. This does not refer to our night dreams, but instead to the flashes of inspiration that come to us as prompts and messages from our hearts. Dreams are the hints that, when we are brave enough to follow them, will lead us to discover new landscapes and destinations of remarkable value.
As you identify the course you want to chart going forward, you would be wise to stop going for the brass ring and the ever-elusive carrot of desire and focus instead on the authentic look and feel of your deeper dream. Your dream will open doorways to new ways of living and being and generating genuine joy, lasting satisfaction, and enduring love. Your dream will lead you to meaning and purpose, allowing you to harness your potential and fulfill your destiny.
Reflect on the following three questions:
- What is one dream I still want to experience or manifest in this lifetime?
- What kind of difference would expressing or manifesting this dream make in my life?
- How would fulfilling this dream contribute to the lives of others?
Marianne Williamson said, “It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” Some of us are afraid of standing out, of shining too brightly. As you explore your dreams, do not let the fear of the light be what prevents you from experiencing life.”
Do you have a dream?
Are you pursuing it?