Sunday, March 25, 2012
Designed to Mature
I suppose all people my age have nagging aches, pains and injuries. Some parts don't work as well as they once did, yet with some effort are mostly recoverable. Some parts will never be the same again. C'est la vie.
But, why is this so? Don't we replace every cell in our bodies each seven years or so with brand new cells? Why, then, don't we replace them with fully functioning cells without injury or aging? The answers are physiologically complex and there are those working on solutions to aging.
Solutions? There is a more ancient, tried and true solution. Don't just age, mature! Accept each stage with grace and engagement. Leave milestones along the way for others to follow. Look for the milestones others have left behind.
I am with my children on vacation this week. I am exercising, stretching, resting and healing; listening, sharing and exploring new territory; nourishing my body and my mind.
Life is good.
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