By Marianne Cherico
I have been thinking a lot lately about what aging authentically means. In my mission to help Baby Boomer Women defy ageism, I am particularly interested in helping each woman create her life powerfully-from the inside out.
How we think about our age is much more important than a number. We can choose to think about our age from a place of innate power and possibility or weakness and limitation.
Which perception will create your reality?
Do you limit yourself by buying in to what it is expected of you at “your age”?
If so-cut it out!!!
Who made up that rule anyways?
Don’t allow a youth obsessed culture to rent space in your head and heart. Don’t let it define who you are. When you look at how precious every day is, as life becomes shorter, start to embrace each moment and know that you can create the life you want.
Defy the naysayers.
Stop playing victim to a number.
Create your most amazing memories.
Look fear in the face and do the things you have always wanted to do.
Embrace your badass self fully.
Spread love around.
Focus on all of the things that you can do.
Do more of the things that you are passionate about and less of the things you “should do”.
When each of us owns our authentic power, we become comfortable in our own skin and we live our lives fully. Age doesn’t matter. In fact we embrace our age wholeheartedly. We understand that our age has given us so much.
Our litmus test for what is true becomes more about being in alignment with our divine inner wisdom and less about being in alignment with what anyone thinks about our choices.
We lead by example… effortlessly. We are not afraid of being visible. We know that we have so much of ourselves to share with the world.
Oprah talks about aging as growing into oneself. I love that…you become more of who you are as you age…authentically more you.
However, it is your choice whether or not you express your beautiful spirit or hide it from the world.
It is your choice whether you illuminate the most divine parts of you with gusto or allow yourself to feel diminished.
If you truly become more of what your true essence is, your spirit, then that is how you embrace your life fully.
The opposite of that is living by default and playing the victim to age. People who do this sabotage themselves from all the golden nuggets that aging brings.
How many times have you heard yourself or others use age as an excuse not to do something?
If you hear yourself saying that you are too old to (fill in the blanks…) ask yourself if this is the truth. Then ask yourself “what is possible if that weren’t true”? “What is possible for me if I own my power?”
Age is truly just a number. It is what you think about that number that is what really matters.
Now is the time to have more reverence for your one precious life and create it intentionally-
Be mindful of the things that you are passionate about. Listen to the whispers. Get proficient at paying attention to your divine inner wisdom and notice all of the clues that light you up.
Focus on things that make you feel energized or connected. Ask yourself, “How can I incorporate those things into my life?”
Marianne Cherico helps Baby Boomer women create a life filled with joy, passion and purpose so that they can create a Smokin’ Hot Second Half.
She is proud to be a member of this generation of women who changed the world for women, presenting future generations with limitless opportunities to thrive and grow into lives that are meaningful and authentic.
It is Marianne’s sincerest pleasure to help these women find their purpose, work through limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs and step into their own brand of magnificence. You can get a taste of Marianne’s teaching by downloading her free report “How to Plan for a Smokin’ Hot Second Half” on her website here: http://www.coachingbymarianne.com