YOU'RE RETIRED.
NOW WHAT?

What's Heavy On Your Mind?

Life is calling you.  

 

How do you know? Note the emotions you are feeling right now. If you notice you are upset and reacting to outside factors, then you know you are being called to something higher.

 

Think about something that is upsetting you. Is it with our world, your country, your town or your life? Is it too many grandparents taking care of their grandkids or too much hatred being seen?

 

Whether you do something or not, it is happening and affecting your life and your body. Denying it doesn’t make you or life better.

 

Holding on to the anger, hate and frustration can only harm you.

Recall the image of pointing your finger at others, but there are 3 pointing back at you.      

Think about the saying, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

 

Name it. Feel it. Shift that energy and focus on what you want to feel.

 

Use those emotions in a positive, constructive way.

 

How?

 

Note what is troubling you. What’s heavy on your mind?

Embrace it as an opportunity for you to step up and get involved.

Focus your energies on something worthy and worthwhile.

           

Use your passion, drive and focus. Become the change you want to see.

 

I know for many people this is something important to your soul, whether it’s being there for your grandkids or advocating for world peace. Or, it can be a new awakening - a time for transformation for you to finally do what you have waited a lifetime to do.

 

And, for many people, this may be in a way you didn’t choose.

 

Look at Gabrielle Giffords, Congresswoman from Arizona, who was shot while campaigning. She is advocating for different gun regulations. Or my sister’s family who crusades for better understanding and research for ALS after losing their mother to this devastating disease.

 

As Marianne Williamson said, “Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.”

 

Your life matters. Not just the past, but what you are doing with the present, with your retirement years.

 

Let this heaviness move you forward.

 

Contributing can calm you.

 

You might be saying, “Who me?” “What do I have to give?” “What do I know that can help others?”

 

Yes, your pain and wisdom can save others experiencing the same thing some hardship, money and time. You can provide peace, support and empathy.

 

The world needs you. It’s calling you forward. You can no longer sit on the sidelines and expect life to be different.

 

Make a decision today that can impact your life and others, so together, we can shift the momentum and energy toward a lighter, more loving world and life.