Slowing down the aging process and living better longer, have been a longtime pursuit for many, me included. How can we add years to our life and life to our years? How can we not just become healthier but happier too? These age old questions catapulted Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon to spend his life searching for the fountain of youth. (By the way, he ended up in Florida in 1513.) We've learned a lot since then and interestingly it turns out that lifestyle is perhaps the best fountain of youth.
Have you heard the saying...We teach what we need to learn? It's my passion to teach others to become wide receivers. And I don't mean on a football field. I'm talking about real life, everyday stuff.
To become as good at receiving, as you are at giving. Listen up. This is important if you want to avoid the pitfalls of falling into the downward spiral of overwhelm, autopilot, crankiness, compassion fatigue and resentment. What a dangerous slippery slope and so hard to climb out from. There is a way out. It's simple but not easy.
The Window Through Which We Look...
A young couple moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging her wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean" she said. She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry...The young woman would always make the same type of comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see nice clean clothes on the neighbor's clothesline! She said to her husband, "Look, the neighbors have finally learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her how?"
The husband replied, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."