How often have people told you to act your age?
Go back and remember how you wanted to do something in your heart but were soon reminded of the chains of society’s age-specific behavior.
People mocked you and laughed at your audacity. That probably worked and destroyed your enthusiasm to attempt the activity you planned.
Why do we sanction the behavior of people around us? Why do we limit certain behavior to a specific age?
I don’t have all the answers but recently I saw this amazing quote from James Clear’s newsletter.
It showed a way.
Here it goes:
Meditation teacher, Light Watkins, on acting your age:
What a wonderful message?
If something feels aligned with your spirit then you need to act on it because it will differentiate you from the herd.
It will also make you feel connected to your inner self. We sacrifice our inner voice at the altar of society but if we do listen to it, we will reconnect to it again.
Acting in such a way will also make us more self-aware, and shine a light on who we really are!
So, don’t act your age, act your spirit. This does not mean getting reckless too. Achieving a fine balance is key. But at the start just listen to your spirit and act on it.
I write daily on my blog. This is Day 81.