Aging…

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Aging – an inescapable reality. No matter what we do, we can’t stop its inevitable occurrence. It’s a flow of nature rich & textured. The result of experience, learning, growing…becoming.

True, there are products, techniques and all sorts of stuff on the market that seem to slow down the process – yet, nothing can ultimately wipe aging off of its Divine course!

So, here’s my take on aging. It’s a good, simmered state of being! It is in this place of being that I touch what youth could not have possibly instilled within my essence – a grounded sense of purpose & honor for the person referred to as Stormie Gale.

Have I always been so accepting of aging? Well, I never really took the matter serious until I turned 50. It was then that I began to feel that “a change was a coming”. Mostly, accepting that certain seasons & chapters in my life were closing. This of course meant facing many fears & concerns. In the same breath, anticipating the creation of new seasons & chapters.

Here are some of the changes that aging has brought to my world. Facial lines: I define my facial lines as soft, subtle & sweet. The grays (which I refuse to color) – are nice – I really do like them. Wild…but, I like them! As a matter of fact, I’ve discovered silver, a few platinum & reddish brown hairs too – naturel highlights. Hips are wider, other physical changes going on in the mid-section (working it out & off). Overall, I am grateful that this body has been a healthy carriage for so many years.

It’s evident that the aging process warrants me to gradually slow down & readjust how daily living is to be approached, I choose to go with the flow. No more multitasking, one thing at a time. It’s a safe formula that allows for much appreciation by staying present with my many moments.

Additionally, if I previously thought that emotional accountability was a wise choice – even more so now. No time to waste when it comes to my emotional health. It really does affect physical health.

No botox, fillers, or surgery allowed! The so called “fountain of youth” has become an industry that lures those who question themselves and their worth into a fountain of physical distortion. No judgment, a mere observation.

I’ve learned to graciously accept all that I am – my body, my skin, my hair – and all that I am not. If I can accentuate, change or enhance things (adjust my diet, decrease stress levels, balance weight…), I will – but not against the natural course.

The aging process is a beautiful & engaging unfolding – I welcome it’s multiple layered blossoms.

What about you…what are your thoughts on aging?

You’re welcome to share your thoughts & wisdom.Thank you for your visit to Life Through The Storm
Live wise, live well & be encouraged to age graciously. ~Storm

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13 thoughts on “Aging…”

  1. Stormie, I applaud your thoughts on aging naturally. Sometimes there are a few shocks involved. At age 87, I know that these are not my hands. Someone exchanged my original ones without the discolorations and heavy veins, for these. When I go to straighten my stockings, I realize I’m not wearing any. Colors have softened. My hair is struggling to maintain a resemblance of fullness. Ah, but there are blessings as well as new visions with old eyes.

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    1. Aaah – beautifully stated. The changes that come with aging have the power to increase our sense of gratitude…thankfulness in “being”. Thank you for your wisdom & for taking the time to re-visit. 🙂

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  2. Beautifully stated Stormie! As I watch loved ones fight the process, I have had to assess my attitude toward aging. It is a blessing to be honored with the privilege to age with grace, wisdom and beauty. I recognize my own growth and how Daddy God has fearfully and wonderfully made me. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I am nearing my 49th year on this blessed Earth, and I am finally accepting the kind of woman I always wanted to become. …. it is a beautiful season in life :=) blessings, mari

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    1. That’s so wonderful to hear Mari – “The kind of woman you’ve always wanted to be.” Life grants us numerous possibilities – love & self-acceptance is the path. I appreciate you sharing your blessings…:)

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