................................a journal about aging naturally, one wrinkle at a time.
DISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF GROWING OLDER.
September 30, 2016
The Things That We Don't Know That We Don't Know
Sitting here beyond mid-life now, it's apparent to me finally what the gifts are that I was given.
Here is the question however, what gifts have we all been given that we aren't aware of because we haven't yet discovered them?
Like the things that we don't know that we don't know.
Maybe one of the best things about aging is discovering parts of ourselves that we have yet to uncover.
If we will only step out and allow ourselves to reach for them.
Perhaps I am a good pastel artist and I don't even know it because I haven't picked up a pastel since I was in grammar school.
For all of us, one of the gifts that we were given is our voice. The ability to speak the truth for ourselves. To say what it is that we are yearning for. To tell it like it is and not mask who we really are and what we want.
Our voice however takes practice as we are sometimes afraid to speak up and share our truths and opinions with others.
The energy to speak is located in our 5th chakra of self-expression.
It is where my energy gets blocked the most I know. When my voice changes pitch it is a warning that I am stressed about what it is I need to say or do.
Or not do.
Sometimes what I really need to do is stop doing.
I know you know what I'm talking about.
Sometimes we need to turn off our phones and shut out the world so we can slip away from the all the pings, and dings, and rings and see what else might happen.
Like the things that we don't even know that we don't know.