An interesting example of a change in consciousness is evident in professional tennis. Those players who, ten years ago, would have been considered too old to win a big match are in the top rankings these days. Roger Federer is 36, Rafael Nadal is 31, Andy Murray (No. 1) is 30, Novak Djokovic is 30 , Venus Williams is 36 and they are all playing as well or better than ever. Other than their level of fitness, which most all players have these days, there is a mental component.
In the first place, they do not think of themselves as old. They feel great, love the game and have learned how to create balance in their lives. But what is interesting to me is how they might have been affected by the collective shift in consciousness around age. 50 is the new 30, it is said. We are living longer and staying healthy, so the downside of getting older is not as prevalent as it once was. Grandmas are taking tango lessons, traveling alone and starting new businesses. Men are working out at the gym far into their “golden years” or into yoga and many of them serve their community by mentoring younger workers. We are involved and interested, two components associated with youth and vigor.
Old is simply not old any more. Oh, sure, there are those who ridicule age but they just haven’t caught up with the rest of us yet. That is always the case with a change in collective awareness. It usually takes a bit of time for the masses to be comfortable with a new reality. And that is what a big change is, let’s be clear on that. A change in reality is tough for some folks. For heaven’s sake, there are still some who insist the earth is flat! But the majority wins, every time. Aka, critical mass. That is why we ought never to give up on world peace and cooperation between differing cultures. Insist on it in our own lives, promote it with our language, envision it despite the news. Focus on what is Good, get involved and stay interested.
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