Although the average life expectancy has lengthened over the years, we know for sure that our time on earth is limited. What we don’t know is: how long do we have?
It seems that the older one gets the faster time passes. It’s as if the sands in our hourglass sift through a little faster as we get closer to the bottom half of our lives. As a result, some people give up early in life because they allow their chronological age to dictate how they view the world and their role in it. Most of which has been influenced by traditional social norms and stereotypes that has defined what old age means. Some make the mistake of buying into that as truth. The result of this mindset is people seeing themselves as used up. Humans are, in fact, the only natural resource on earth that should get better with use. A study by the American Psychological Association concluded that people with a positive perception of aging lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with negative images of growing older.
The Life Fulfilling Prophecy
Is your hourglass half full or half empty? You don’t have to live your life upside down by focusing on the bottom half of your hourglass. Maybe you’re at a point in your life when its time to turn your psychological hourglass over. The only way to “turn back the clock” is by changing your mindset.
How you reconcile time and your relationship with time is an important element in how you live your life, and a positive view can even extend your life.
What is the life fulfilling prophecy that is solely human, as well as soulfully human by divine right? This inspiring declaration of divine will and purpose is that: You have the power of renewal—at any moment in time you can begin anew! Why not now?