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Winter 2018 - Aging Gracefully

Musings from The Path from One Journey-er to Another

 

Hey! You, there! Yes, YOU, the one with the backpack at your feet and the bottle of water in your hand. I see you!

 

I see you there, fellow Journey-er, and I am delighted to be greeting you on the Path.

 

Shall we Walk awhile together? I’d love to share with you a few of the things I have been noticing lately on my own Journey…kinda wondering if you’ve noticed similar things on yours…hoping we could chat for a bit about it all…

 

It’s a funny thing to be a Journey-er, isn’t it? I mean, here we are, on our Own Path, walking along, doing our thing, and then suddenly we meet up with Another approaching from a cross-road or stopped up ahead, and we Remember we are not Alone on this Journey. There are Others, just like Us, who love the Journey, love the Walk, and it warms our Hearts.

 

At least that’s how it is for me.

 

And I’ve been noticing lately that the Conversations I am having with Others on the Path are deepening lately — We are focusing less on the minutiae of recent tweets by a certain country’s President; speaking less about the weather; debating less about “what to do about it all.”

 

The Conversations have shifted. We are less worried about what we will Do and more focused on how we will Be.

 

I feel the Collective of Journey-ers around me sigh as I write those words. A sigh of acknowledgment followed quickly by a straightening of the spine and deepening of conviction in their eyes.

 

I feel you. Stronger. More determined. Resolute in your Goals. Oh yes, I feel you. Proud. Tall. And Ready.

 

Ready for this next Turn on the Path. Ready for this next Chapter. Ready for Whatever Is To Come.

 

I feel you.

 

And I hear you.

 

I hear you telling me that The Time Has Come — you’re no longer willing to wait for some mystical, magical “Someday” to arrive. Your “Someday” is Today.

 

You’ve been Walking. You’ve been around these here parts for awhile. You Know a thing or two. And you’re ready to Make That Turn ahead, to Shift Your Path if needed, to repack that Backpack and leave behind That Which No Longer Serves (and pick up That Which Does).

 

Yes, indeed, I hear you.

 

Because I have felt this, too, and said these words, too, and I have dumped a tonne of junk from my own Backpack.

 

I am standing Straighter. Taller. More Proud.

 

And I, too, am Ready.

 

And maybe it’s just my imagination, but I see the ripple effect of my Readiness everywhere in my Life. A new Life Partner has come into my world. My children and I have deepened our relationships in new and profound ways. And my Business Partnership with those two other wild and crazy Journey-ers, Sarah and Stella, has…well…I actually don’t have words to describe the depth of it all, the “syncing” that has taken place, the rhythm that has developed as we Walk, together.

 

And I see it in our Clients. Those Journey-ers that are spying us alongside the Path, stopping to chat, and saying, “Hey, yes, I’d like to Walk awhile with you.” There’s something different about them, too. I feel that same straightening of the spine, that same conviction in their eyes, that same Readiness.

 

Sometimes, it drops me to my knees, the Power of it all.

 

It’s an incredible Time we’ve found ourselves in, isn’t it?

 

So glad to share it with You.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

20141004li (36)modRebecca Liston helps her clients predict, pivot, and compete in an increasingly complex global marketplace. Her clients quickly uncover the root of their challenges and know the actions to take to overcome them. A six-time nominee for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award, Rebecca combines business strategy with intuition, giving her clients the edge on forward-thinking, elegant answers to their most complicated problems. Her clients are entrepreneurs with CEO-mindsets and executives with entrepreneurial instincts. She is based in London, Ontario. What if you could get the answer to your biggest business challenge, in one sitting? Visit rebeccaliston.com to find out more.

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