Friday, April 18, 2014

My responses to the "40 Plus Project"



WHAT 3 WORDS DESCRIBE YOU IN YOUR 20S?
Emerging, exploring, gathering

WHAT 3 WORDS DESCRIBE YOU IN YOUR 30S?
Experimenting, exhausting, expanding

WHAT 3 WORDS DESCRIBE YOU NOW? Learning, listening, integrating

WHAT IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS DID YOU LEARN IN YOUR 20S + 30S?
In my 20s, I learned the concept of network. In my 30s, I learned about the wealth of networks and how to navigate them.

WHAT IMPORTANT LIFE LESSONS DID YOU LEARN IN YOUR 40S?
I learned about resilience, trusting my heart. That pain is a teacher. To be myself. To be human. To be trusting. To keep breathing. To have a beginner’s mind.

WHAT IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON ARE YOU LEARNING NOW?
I’m learning that integration breeds success.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST DIFFICULT ASPECT OF GROWING OLDER?
It has been a challenging, yet liberating, experience to learn that most adults, including myself, have been or are still living like children when it comes to their emotional development and not taking full responsibility for themselves or their lives. Once realized, however I have discovered that intimate, present, courageous living, from the place of self love, and authentic loving connection with others becomes the basis of a truly fulfilled life.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST ASPECT OF GROWING OLDER?
To realize that intimate, empathic connection with myself and others is the path of living with joy, and it’s a life-long learning journey.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE?
Living with more joy and manifesting from joy the gifts I have to give to the world. Sharing, receiving, life-long learning and trusting the perfection of my heart. I believe that awareness is the key to loving life more.

Here's a link to the original post: The 40+ Project: Gregory, 49

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