It is inevitable that when we look in the mirror, we will see the changes in our body. Our biological clock with every passing day adds wrinkles to our body, we notice marks that we often do not like to see and every day that passes is one more that is added to our history, but one less that remains for us to live in this world. Our hair gets grayer every day and many people including me use products to try to hide those early signs of inevitable aging.
A few days ago, I meditated with great nostalgia about my childhood years, the time that has elapsed, and how things have changed. I remember that as a child all I wanted and dreamed of was being an adult without knowing the complications and responsibilities that this involved.
Today with my years of experience I have been able to look back and see that being a child were the best years of my life where I lived without complications, without sleepless nights, and without worries. However, I can’t stop time, no one can stop it. Life still goes on, even if in other directions so we must imitate the trees that stand firm, upright even as their foliage changes color with seasonal changes until they run out of leaves, they are dry but still alive! They stay strong holding on gallantly in sunny, rainy, and stormy days.
Let’s learn to embrace that person we see in the mirror. Let’s remember that those wrinkles, the extra pounds, and gray hair are just signs of how strong we’ve been and that we’re still alive! Let us embrace this new stage not with sadness but rather with gallantry and as the author singer Ricardo Arjona would say; “Don’t take years off your life, bring years to your life!”