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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

122 Years

I Ching ~ Hexagram 53 Chien Gradual Progress

Line 1: Self development is often tinged with anxiety and doubt.
Line 2: Fast development can spawn carelessness and selfishness.
Line 3: Avoid rash action, work toward centering and balance.
Line 4: Yield to circumstances outside our control.
Line 5: Endure misunderstandings, stay to the path.
Line 6: Hold to the truth and gain the world.

Jeane Louise Calment 1885-1997. From France, she has the oldest documented lifespan. I said a few days ago I was old. I'm not, I just felt old and tired and disgusted. If I knew I was going to live to 122, what would I be doing different starting today, because none can change the past?
I'd certainly be far too young to be retired. I'd certainly have time to go to college and build a new career path. We could fully invest in a home for our later years, knowing we'd be living in it, rather than 'we might be dead next week, so planning is a maybe thing'. Fun thinks for today.

3 comments:

  1. 122 years old. We would barely be passed the half way mark. Instead of dwindling days we would think how much more we could do.

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    1. Usually we tend to think 'what would I do different if I had to do it over', but don't think I've ever thought about if 'what if I had another 60 years to go..." it really has been food for thought.

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  2. `I have been doing a lot of looking back, regrets over stuff I didn't do, but not depressing me, just a look back and many I wish I's. I am also weeding out of stuff we don't use. Why waste space? This house is big for a downsizing cutting back home. I just wish it had another bedroom. Okay time for supper, please keep Robert in prayer or thoughts.

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