Most of the folks I know, especially in my age group, dread growing older. And for many, when they reach a certain point, the process truly is dreadful.

But that is not the way it has to be. Nor, do I believe, is it the way it’s supposed to be.

Here’s a magnificent man who proves growing older can be joyful and fun.

And here’s Spirit

Spirit

As we’ve said many times over the years, life is supposed to be fun. If it isn’t you’re missing the reason you came to this lifetime to begin with. Even in the midst of challenges, small or large, you can find fun and joy. But you have to look for it. You have to create it.

This may sound odd to some folks — but if you dread growing older, you’ll age faster. If you’re constantly saying “There’s never enough time,” you’ll age faster.

The energy, the vibration you generate when you obsess over time (or aging) physically and negatively affects every cell in your physical body. You place great stress on your body. Therefore it ages faster, and deteriorates sooner rather than later.

You cannot avoid aging, or moving through the years. But you don’t have to fall apart in the process. You are all perfectly capable of coming to the end of this physical lifetime in a state of excellent health. Then you simply decide you’ve had enough for this time around and consciously move on to your next adventure.

If you’re living your life actively and joyfully like Stephen in that video, you can easily live far beyond what your society considers a normal lifespan — even to well beyond 100 years.

However, the length of your life is far less important than the quality of it. In our view, the only criterion of a successful life is the amount of joy you have created.

So have fun. Be joyful. Love yourself. Love others. Love all that is. That is what life is all about.

Life is not serious. Nor is death. It’s all part of the game you’ve decided to play. So enjoy it! And start playing at growing older.

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