As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
What’s your next chapter? I was recently with 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch and 114-year-old Bernando LaPallo–two extraordinary people who demonstrate the power of human potential and our ability to continually transform ourselves over time. Tao has been an actress, model, activist, film producer, writer, publisher and wine connoisseur. At 64, after her second husband died, she reinvented herself again evolving into the yoga master we see today. At 87, she became a competitive ballroom dancer. One of the “secrets” to her vitality is that she is constantly seeking renewal and is always looking for the next adventure. Similarly, Bernando spent many decades as a chef, then at 73 went to The Swedish Institute and NYU to become a licensed reflexologist and podiatrist. At an age when most people have already retired, he opened up a private massage practice. Just two years ago at age 112 he wrote his second book. So, if you’re feeling stagnant where you are, reinvent yourself. Revisit a passion you may have left behind or discover something entirely new. Change your perspective by moving to a different environment. Go back to school to jumpstart your growth and lay the foundation for your next path. Get rid of any limitations of what you “should” be doing at a particular age. It is never too late to manifest your dreams.
Until next time, remember–it’s your divine life, live it to the fullest. The power is in your hands!
With Purpose & Power,
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Be sure to order my latest book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, on 97-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch. Learn more by watching Tao Porchon-Lynch Amazing Autobiography: Dancing Light and Amazing 97-year-old Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch – Inspiration, Life & “Dancing Light.”