Keep Practicing The Art Of Living And Stay Forever Young   6 comments

butterfly-trail-june-1st-2011-13499 Joy & Kenne-blogJoy Otrey and Kenne Turner On Butterfly Trail In The Santa Catalina Mountains — Image by kenne

Keep practicing the art of living.

Like any art, the art of living
will evaporate if you don’t stay involved.

We often hear the statement,
“If you don’t use, you lose” —
a principle most obvious
in our physical bodies.

Spend three years sitting down,
when the three years are up,
you won’t be able to walk.


The same applies to any skill.

Stop using your
creative imagination

and it will evaporate.

Stop stimulating
and challenging your brain,
it will slowly deteriorate.

Stop caring,
and your conscience can switch off.

Look for opportunities to stay involved.

Not only should you stay involved,
but the quality of involvement
can produce a better understanding of reality.

None of us are immune
to the influence of our own world –
our friends, our family, and the books we read
are constantly shaping our thoughts and our feelings.

Life is what our thoughts make of it.


George Bernard Shaw
won a Nobel Prize when nearly seventy;

Ben Franklin
produced some of his best writings age eighty-four;

Pablo Picasso
put brush to canvas right through his eighties.

Isn’t the issue how old we think we are,
not how old we are?

Keep practicing the art of living.


“May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation
when the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful
and may you song always be sung

May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.” *

— kenne

( *from Bob Dylan’s song, “Forever Young )

6 responses to “Keep Practicing The Art Of Living And Stay Forever Young

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  1. What great advice. My sons sometimes hint that I should stay home in my rocking chair. NEVER! As long as I am able to take my Gypsy Road Trips and write about my adventures, I feel young at heart.


  2. “Stop caring,
    and you conscience can switch off.”

    How true this can be. I certainly have had sad experience with such, after the numbing of a long-lasting grief.

    Superb entry. So very true. And, as Emily Dickinson would say here, I think, “Age is but of the mind!” Fabulous words of wisdom. Very uplifting and motivational.

    Smiling cheers,

    Autumn Jade

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  3. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    It is the time of year to review things past, its ups and downs, and use the experience to set goals for the new year.
    “If your time to you
    Is worth savin’
    Then you better start swimmin’
    Or you’ll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changin’. — Dylan


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