Our January topic of conversation is The Beauty in Ageing and in this month’s edition we have three articles in particular where the authors offer some of their own insights and understanding of the ageing process: ‘Only Skin Deep’ from Kathryn, ‘Growing Out the Greys’ from Suzanne and ‘Magnificence at Play’ from Sandra.
If caught in judgement, there are a trillion expectations, ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’ we can ‘buy into’ that inhibit our ability to lovingly hold and care for ourselves as we age.
For others it is the absolute delight in getting to that age where they can let go of worrying about what others think. Expressing more freely without trying to second-guess what others will be comfortable with, choosing clothes that feel beautiful on their body rather than a ‘look’ to gain approval, so being more authentic.
It could be that for some, retirement and letting go of the burdens of holding down a job, raising a family and paying off the mortgage is finding the beauty in ageing, while for others it might be more about an appreciation of how they’ve developed as a person over the years, recognising how much they’ve grown and how that has allowed them to live with more harmony and wisdom in their relationships.
We invite you to share with us anything you have noticed about yourself and others that might help to expand our awareness regarding the beauty of ageing.