What are we too old for?
In a conversation this morning someone said they were too old now to train for triathlon, which was where we met a long time ago.
The obvious unspoken was that I had just returned from a run.
What are we too old for? How easy is it to diminish possibility in this statement.
I am too old to put up with BS. To be silent. To step over lies, cheating, or abuse. To be OK with lazy service, or poor quality. I have little care for what people think of me, so while I am far better at speaking with considered words, I am unafraid of being disliked for speaking.
I am not too old to stay fit, to run and swim hard, to be madly passionately in love, to start a new business, to open my mind to the new, to refuse to become inflexible of mind and body, to stay current with pop culture, youth, technology, art. To ask for what I want. To be direct.
It is the flexibility of mind and body, of choosing to stay active and engaged, choosing to stay in the field of the emergent, of listening to my own inner voice wanting an age excuse for being lazy, and with love saying no, not today.
No, not today. There is so much to do, so much that years have refined in me. Now, clarity, more than ever. I know who I am, what I am here for, and towards what future I aspire.
Towards that future the discipline to stay fit, healthy, of open mind, heart and being, with considered boundaries, is essential.
It is my best time. Not too old. Ready.
Photo taken August 25th 2020
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Creating a world where Syntropic Enterprises are the way we do business. Leaving everything better.
As the Founder and Chief Steward of Syntropic.world – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. To learn more visit www.syntropic.world