What defines your limits?
Sometimes I need to find some relief from the onslaught of news
Part of resilience and self-care is knowing when I've had enough, when my system needs some "down regulation" as Lizz likes to say, and when it is necessary to intentionally search for something positive. When those moments come I sometimes turn to Positive.News.
That's where I found this article about folks defying the limits of age. Whether the dancer who began his career at 79 or the man who began primary school at age 84, I am inspired by them. It's not so much because they are defying society's stereotypes but because they are defying any internalized ones. They've had the courage to lay claim to their desires, even if they seem crazy, and go after them, knowing they are unlikely to become 'superstars.' They have been willing to find the outer limits of their aliveness, even as that edge of potential shrinks with age. They have found resilience in the push/pull between possibility and death.
What are you longing for? What's the thing you've always meant to do? Now's the time!
source: Helen Cathcart/Bolder