>Retain your creative potential throughout your life

>Children, and even grandchildren have entered my life.  Am I  getting to the point in life when I
begin to realize that there must be something left to do?
Have I done it all is the question?
I retired early and  feel that I may have missed something, but then I ponder and begin to think that I have so much energy left, so there must be more that I am supposed to do. I read a lot and many authors agree that the aging process brings about thoughts of incompleteness.

If you are at the same juncture that I am, here are a few suggestions from Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Retain your creative potential as you age. Make it a habit to do things that force you to think and ponder a lot on things such as reading, learning a new skill, taking time to help others who need you.

In ancient China, the Tao Te Ching proclaimed this truth: “Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will die.”

Everyone’s inner life is complex and full of both positive and negative thoughts. Condition yourself to be more positive in your daily life. Develop yourself in some new way. Become different and so unique that others seek you out just to find out what you are up to!!

Taken in part from: Chopra, D. ( 1993) Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old. New York, NY. Harmony Books