GETTING OLDER IN AGE
By: Marcus Lacewell
One, normally, feels that they begin 'walking towards death,' once their age gets around 30. Your body begins to bother you. You begin to walk slower. You can not run as long. It takes longer for your body to 'recover.' Your memory is not as good. You become less flexible. You stop growing. Your body becomes more brittle. It's harder to lose weight. Your body doesn't 'break-down' food as much, etc. Does some of this sound familiar.
Yet, you have learned more, hopefully. You have seen more. You have experienced more. You have 'been through' more (I say 'been through' because you are still alive to read this). Because you have 'been through' more, you have taken away more of Death's sting. You have gained more loved ones. You have experienced more right, and wrong, ways to do things. You have gained more wisdom. You have gained more knowledge. You have gotten more spiritual, etc.
Now, this looks like a sporting event, when you really look at it, Physical vs. Mental. It seems that, as you age, you are physically going towards death, but mentally going towards birth. I feel that if your physical is, suddenly, decreased during your life and you are still here, it's just one more point that Mental has scored over Physical. This is the true meaning of the statement, 'That what does not kill me only makes me stronger.' Your body is only rented. When your lease is up, ask yourself, 'Did I increase the value of my mind?' Or, did you LET Physical win the game. Unlearn.