I love Serendipity. Nothing tickles me more than to witness synchonicity at it's best. Imagine then my delight when I saw an example of this very thing play out before my eyes. A few weeks ago I celebrated my 60th birthday and received a card from a friend that read "How old would you be, if you didn't know how old you are"? 38, I blurted out before I could stop myself. My friends asked why 38? I don't know why, but this is how old I have always felt deep inside; 38 years old. At 38 my life was good, I was happy and healthy. It was also a full year before I was to be diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer, which in turn ushered me into the worst year of my life. But as they say "that was then and this is now". I survived. I am 60 and healthy and grateful to be alive but to be perfectly honest I am having a little problem adjusting to the big 6-0. It just feels old to me. I can't help wondering what is in store for me and how much quality of life I have left. It was with these questions on my mind that I decided to check out Deepak Chopra's Timeless You Program offered right here on Grandparents. com. I am a huge fan of Deepak Chopra and his teachings. What could be more coincidental than to discover that the first episode of the series is about age perception and just when I need it. I learned about 'biological age" and "perfect age "or Biostat. In this segment Chopra asks us to pick an age within 15 years of our currrent age that we want to be. Because I am 60 that would mean the youngest I could be is 45. Well that won't do. I have always felt 38 and so I will adjust the formula a bit and use that as my Biostat or my perfect age. I have read the lessons and listened to the guided exercises. I am doing the assignments and following his program as instructed. I really enjoy it and look forward to the next episode. I only wish my grandmother was here to share this experience with me. I remember her saying, right up to the day she died at 88 years old that she felt just the same as she did when she was 39. She stated that it was only when she caught her reflection in a store window or mirror that she was reminded of her age and that she was indeed an old woman. Somehow that always surprised her. Deepak Chopra tells us "What You Believe, You Become".
I guess he was right.