Younger Than Springtime at 70?
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Younger Than Springtime at 70?Abraham’s wisdom on the realities of age.
“I’m in my 70s, and there are a lot of things that I did when I was younger that I no longer do, but I actually don’t feel much different than I’ve felt most of my life. I look different, for sure, but I don’t feel so very different. Recently, I’ve been noticing how many people are making reference to ‘age’ and to ‘old age.’ The comedians on television are relentless about the maladies of ‘old people,’ and I have to say, it’s beginning to get to me. I believe that I have many happy and potentially productive years ahead of me, but I’m beginning to feel bad—maybe even depressed—about my age.”
Abraham’s Response: We find it humorous to hear an Eternal Being speaking of the shortness of life, but of course we understand that you are not seeing yourself in the full, broad view in which we see you. The awareness that most humans have of themselves usually extends only from their physical entrance into this body to their physical exit from this body; and the longer they live and the closer to that exit they think they are, the more uncomfortable they become. If they only knew that that exit is but another entrance, their discomfort would be replaced with a delicious sense of Eternal adventure.
As you deliberately reach for better-feeling thoughts, you will eventually tune the vibration of your physical Being to your own Broader Perspective. And as you do that, the lines of your physical entrances and exits will become blurred and nonimportant as you don your broader Eternal persona. When you are joyously focused in your current moment in time—allowing the broader part of you to flow through you completely and exploring this now moment for nuggets of pleasing life experience—all feelings of lack will disappear as your Eternal nature dominates. Your current moment will be so delicious and compelling that there will be no time or interest to look longingly toward the past or feel the shortness of any future. You will begin to recognize that you will be alive and living life for Eternity.
You have no idea how very “old” you are. But you do feel as you feel, and you are the only one who can do anything about that. And the best part of this subject is that there really is nothing that you can do—in terms of action—to change this. You cannot fix it by demanding a behavioral adjustment from another or by turning back the calendar yourself. But you can find a way of approaching the subject of your age in a way that brings you into alignment with your Broader Perspective; and when you do, not only will you feel better immediately, but the rest of your physical experience will be filled with wonder and delight.