I want to share with you a big secret for growing younger and for making your whole life more joyful. It is: Love yourself exactly as you are. Oh, I can hear your thoughts: wait a minute. I thought these were anti-aging tips for growing younger. How can I love myself exactly as I am and want to grow younger?
Sounds like a contradiction, right? Actually, it’s not. If you strongly dislike the way you look or feel right now, that causes stress which is the number one aging factor.
Besides, you’ll just get more of the same of what you’re focusing on: looks you don’t like and aches and pains you don’t want. That’s because you attract what you focus on.
Think of how difficult it would be if you were working on a new project at your desk and a drill sergeant was hovering over your desk shouting at you – telling you how inept you are, screaming in your ear that you’re worthless and have no talent and how could you possibly think you could handle that new project.
That’s what it’s like if you’re trying to use action steps to grow younger while your mind is telling you that you look and feel old and ugly.
You need to feel good to create a younger you.
But here’s the important part as to why it’s not a contradiction to love yourself as you are and want to grow younger: GROWING YOUNGER IS AN ACT OF CREATION.
Ponder this: We are here on Earth to create. That’s what Life is. Life is creation. We’re creating all day long – moment to moment we’re creating our lives.
Almost all of the time we’re not even consciously aware that we’re creating. For example, every day 300 billion cells in your body die and new ones are created without your conscious direction. And almost all of the time your thoughts and beliefs and memories are influencing what you’re creating.
But every once in awhile, you’re creating and it’s inspired. Have you noticed how fired up you feel when you’re being stimulated by true creativity? The ideas just flow, whether you’re writing a novel or a sales proposal. You might be making something with your hands, and you feel the beauty happening – whether it’s a piece of pottery, a painting or a gourmet meal.
And that feeling – that emotion – feels so good. It sends ripples of joy through you.
We call it inspiration. It’s not coming from your rational mind – it’s a gift from Life with a capital L.
When you’re creating something and it’s inspired, you feel good and you’re focusing on what it is you’re creating. Not on the lump of clay in your hands – not on the paints on your pallet – not on the ingredients in that special stew you’re concocting.
You’re often not even thinking. You’re just receiving – receiving inspiration.
Well, it’s the same with growing younger. That too is an act of creation and you need to feel good and focus on the youthfulness you’re creating and be open to receiving inspiration to take you to that next step.
Please comment below to share your experience/ideas for loving yourself exactly as you are. Thanks.