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Friday, June 12, 2015

Take time out - Art of Aging Gracefully

My chance discussion with one of my mentors made me thinking that its been a long time ! Indeed a long time.

Often in this fast paced life we forget that there were phases in our life ( good ones ) that we were all a part of at one point in time but no longer . And in this hustle and bustle of life we missed cherishing or revisiting those phases or may be reliving those moments .

Did you know that it was a long time since you passed out of school and those best days in life and the best moments you were a part of are really old and a chapter of the past now !

Did you know its been a a while since you passed out of your graduation when it seemed impossible to clear the semesters or subjects .  Its been a long time , folks.

Did you know that the dream college or dream post graduation degree that you now boast of was also taken sometime back . Its all history now and all in the past.

These were just educational milestones .  Recollect the number of people you met in this journey , some you hated some you liked and so on . Remember in this process there would be some people who are no longer with you and some whom you chose to ignore.  Also, you may be young now but believe me you are no longer that cute chubby kid you used to be . You are old or as I say gracefully aging. And your parents or grandparents -  they also are old now or may be  no longer with you.

Did you take time out to re-visit your campus or college or school ? Or did you pick up the phone and called up that old lost friend who is now married with kids and settled abroad or are there just occasional pings and messages or feeds on a random social networking site that you prefer to eye-ball.

Believe me those moments are never going to come by and neither will the people who were with you . Yes, you did move onto a longer journey and may be by choice you left some and took some and vice versa , but take some time out to relive those memories , breathe in those good times and see how you yourself have changed so much at all levels . Is this something you always wanted to or is it just what happened to you  ? 

I did this or was told to do this . And believe me it was scary to say the least .  Its not just calendar years that have gone by and I suddenly seemed so alone even with so much happening all around me  . There used to be a time when things in life were limited and time was unlimited . Now this scenario has changed . Desires have increased and the time to go for them is very limited.

This coffee conversation with my mentor made me think hard on where life is going and is it worth it if I look back from where it all started .

I still am thinking and walking and thinking..... and you !?!

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