One of the big time blessings of aging is having time to think. Senior citizens indulging in thought is one of the luxuries that has too many enemies. We are bidden by the distractions and temptations which discourage genuine, quiet, and worthwhile contemplation.
The patio at your home offers the silence and serenity necessary for productive or just meandering thought. The front porch allows the mind to wander and flit and the eye to gaze and the heart to be at peace. What more healthy enterprise can one find for engaging oneself than these? What more useful way to allow for the discovery of an idea or a thought, for the development of a series of pure fantasies that give one peace of spirit. Or such may allow one to launch out into new adventures full of exciting inquiries and inventively creative designs.
What if your thinking encouraged you to take up art or sculpting or writing poetry or penning short stories or designing greeting cards? What if watching the clouds opened up vistas beyond inspiring you to see there strange and wonderful childlike adventures?
Maybe you play the piano enough that your thinking could result in a worthy composition. Maybe your meditations could dissolve some great ethical problem. Maybe your mind holds a secret the world has long awaited!
Somewhere out there in the wonderland of our thoughts is a new discovery, a new uncharted course to new unfound lands, a path from our front door to doors previously unopened.
Spend the time in thought that might otherwise go begging for activity. Spend moments meditating over some great and moving inspiration that may unlock puzzles and break down barriers and leap over the impossible.
Your world will become larger…your mind more fruitful…your time well spent. Muse awhile every day and you may meet with some new retirement revelation.
Article provided by Dr. Jerry D. Elrod. Dr Elrod, and his wife, Dr Sharon Shaw Elrod, manage Senior Citizen Journal online. For information on retirement, Baby Boomers and everything related to Seniors, please visit my blog at http://www.seniorcitizenjournal.com/. Links to other Senior Citizen Journal pages can be found on the blog.
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