Man, was I offended!
It has always offended me when people say I’m a senior or imply I’m old.
Some of the people in a mastermind I’m in asked for a summary of a meeting I recently attended — just a few highlights — for us to chat about the next time we meet. One of the questions asked by several people was around “Why”. Why slow or reverse aging? Why worry about it?
As a college sophomore, I wanted to be an exchange student. England seemed like an exciting option. Mom dissuaded me by telling me England didn’t have central heat and I wouldn’t be comfortable. I didn’t understand exactly what that meant, “no central heat”, but I understood Mom was saying I couldn’t go. Given my life experiences since then, that little bit of discomfort, if it had in fact been the truth, would have prepared me for my life.
During college, my roommate and I had many brain-stretching conversations. Generally, they were about science issues since that’s what we were studying. One conversation in particular sticks in my mind, and probably provided the biggest lesson.
The mastermind group that emerged from the Transform Fear Into Action class has evolved in interesting and exciting ways. Initially, the group was planning to continue working on their fear transformation, based on the core curriculum of the course. It’s grown from that, though, and now we are working on exploring our worlds with the core concept — the transformation tool — helping us look at our worlds.
Boundaries are something most people I know can stand to do more work with. We benefit by having rules and limitations on our behaviors and how we let others treat us. Having boundaries around our thoughts and emotions is a new spin on the concept, a spin I hadn’t considered before.