Each Step Reveals a New Horizon- Dan Poytner
I’m all about living in the moment. In reality that’s all there is, THIS moment. It’s a powerful way to live your life and with practice you can truly live a life in peace. I’ve been practicing being in the moment for several years, and recently I had an ‘AHA’ moment. As I was standing in the moment, fully present to the experience that was happening in that moment, I became keenly aware that I have full control and choice as to what my next step will be. Literally. My next step can be to to sit, stand, lie down, pick up the phone, walk away. There are limitless possibilities, physically and mentally, as to what my next step can be. Why not make a conscious choice and take your best next step.
Our life is a journey. If you imagine the journey to be one of climbing a mountain with the goal to reach the peak, then you understand that every step counts towards your success at making it to the top. With this newfound awareness, I now make choices in the moment based on what is best, not just for the moment, but for my overall journey. Do I go to yoga or drive home, watch Netflix or write, eat ice cream or have a piece of fruit? At each of these decision points, I now ask myself the question, “What is my next best step?” When I choose to go with the step that moves me toward my peak, I find myself experiencing a burst of energy, a sweet feeling of accomplishment, and a recognition that I am one step further on my journey.
What is YOUR Next Best Step?
The moment I turned forty seven, I began the inquiry. What is Fifty? What does it mean? Who will I be and how is this possible? I turned this over and over in my head and then I did what any creative person would do and peered into the letters of FIFTY to find the acronym that would help me make sense of this and help me understand what in the heck is happening to me!
F. Forever, Finally, Fabulous. All great F Words. Good start. I. In, Inward, intense. F. More great words. Fun. Frank. Fantastic. Fortunate. T. Thankful. Terrific. Treasure. Y. Young (At about this time I'm thinking forever young might need to show up in this acronym!) Youth. Yikes. You. It only took a few twists and turns to find the true meaning of FIFTY...
FEELING INCREDIBLE FREEDOM TOWARD YOURSELF!
Seriously, did I just find that in FIFTY. Could it be a truer statement? At last after FIFTY YEARS I can at last feel a freedom toward ME! It just unravels me to sit inside these five words. It's like handing myself permission to just be me. Freedom to say and do and be exactly who I know that I am. Feeling incredible Freedom Toward Yourself is a phrase that moves me.
Freedom to express. Freedom to let go. Freedom to be true to myself. Freedom to not know. Freedom to be in the moment and embrace it. Feeling Incredible Freedom Toward Yourself is a license to be YOU and is truly what happens when we turn FIFTY. Truly, would you want to wait another day to embrace YOU!
In finding this meaning, I am also reminded of the power of words to unleash who I am as a writer and who we all are as readers. This blog is about unleashing the power of Fifty.
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