I was interviewed recently on how the work is helpful for women over forty by my friend and fellow-inquirer Roberta Mittman.
It was sweet!
And wow….women over forty as a topic….phew!
I have found The Work so powerful for thoughts and beliefs that have to do with being over a certain age, changes in the life trajectory, relationship challenges, health adjustments, loss, awareness.
Sometimes the beliefs that seem to match a certain age, and beyond, are strangely uncomfortable.
You might know they are superficial, or not as important as other thoughts (that’s where my mind would always go) yet they are present.
These wrinkles are ugly, I need to look young, I want to feel more energy, these hot flashes are irritating, my life is over.
There are also other thoughts many women have who enter the middle time of their lives about career, lack of success, needing a mate by now or wanting to leave the one they have.
It’s powerful to see what we’re telling ourselves is true.
And to ask…..are you sure?
Or to see if something IS indeed true for you (as in aging) why is that a bad thing? Are you sure it’s hard, or difficult, or frightening?
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Who would you be without the belief that being “Over Forty” is troubling, for whatever reason?
It leads to the great question, I find, that death is coming.
I know that sounds weird. Maybe extreme.
But when I really look deeply at being past the middle of a normal timeline of human life…..I’m on my way closer to the end than I used to be. No longer at the beginning.
Who would I be without the belief death is difficult, or troubling, or hard, or a disappointment?
I find it exciting just to imagine being without these thoughts about death.
Like I can’t wait to see what happens when death comes, and I’ll be ready.
“The breeze blows that way, and that’s the way you go. You don’t ask questions anymore. You don’t evaluate why the breeze is blowing that way because you know that you don’t know why. And you know you can’t know why. There’s never been a leaf anywhere that knows why the wind blows that way on that day at that moment. That breeze changes the orientation of your life, moment to moment to moment, simply because that’s the way life’s moving. And when you’re living in your awakened self you have no argument with the way it’s moving because it is the same as you are.” ~ Adyashanti