In one of the week's in Artist Way, one of the tasks was sort of a time travel experiment. "Describe yourself at eighty." Seeing as my dad just turned eighty and all he's accomplished with his life, I thought it an interesting question. "What do you think you'll be like at eighty?" Ever thought about it? "Now, write a letter from you at eighty to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself? What interests would you urge yourself to pursue? What dreams would you encourage."
"Then remember yourself at eight. What did you like to do? What were your favorite things? Write a letter from you at eight to you at your current age. What would you tell yourself." (pg 89) It was an interesting, fun and enlightening exercise.
So, what would you tell yourself?
Quote to Ponder
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things, or more money, in order to have more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. - Margaret Young (pg 96)
I remember that exercise. It is an enlightening one. Love that quote...it is SO true.ReplyDelete
I pretty much picture myself just as I am at 80 -- still working and still loving life.ReplyDelete