If you’ve been with me on this journey, you know how important longevity is by now. I have a similar post mixing in with CORE values on my other site where you can find more ideas here:
www.spiritandbelief.com~~ that idea was posted last week 10/14/19.
I bet all of you have favorite stuff. Ya know– foods, T.V. shows, holidays, performers, a color perhaps… Please tell me you have a few? Some things we might outgrow or modify somewhat but then there are those that remain. How about values you admire? You probably know where I’m headed on this one.
Let me share a little experiment I did a few years back. After Warrior passed– many months in made me realize things needed to improve emotionally for me. I questioned the intense grief like I mentioned but knew moving past it was my best option. I had to go thru it to get beyond. I literally remember for several days in a row waking up, undoing the covers, putting my feet on the floor, and saying: “Today’s the day, yep this is it. From now on I won’t be interested in exploring my feelings anymore or seeing where they could go. I won’t want to watch the DVD any longer or look at the book, YouTube videos, nothing. Yes, siree Warrior will remain in my heart but my emotions are done.” This went on for about a week.
Guess what? I didn’t work– as you probably can tell… Maybe I needed more time? Maybe the shock was still there? Sure, I loved my memories but they aren’t part of my life, are they? Psst… they still are and always will remain. Of course I didn’t HAVE to do those things associated with him but I felt intuition always slamming me down to the mat in a way. I finally figured out the why.
Longevity=Core Values. That’s it warriors. Have you ever done my experiment with something in your life? I compared it on my other blog to pizza ( sounds simple…) Would you wake up one day and just decide to not like pizza anymore? NOPE. ( sub pizza for whatever you wish) O.K., maybe you want to eat healthier or have other toppings but I gotta say that developing a dislike similar is a rarity. It could happen but your “reasons” get squashed with true feelings.
What attributes or traits make up longevity and core values to you? Even when you were a kid and it’s still in your life, it counts. Some stuff leaves, comes back, and you feel the same. Maybe you’re thinking how in the world can pizza compare to a person? Good question… It’s ALL part of what makes YOU who YOU are. Alright, you don’t value pizza like a person but is it part of your longevity? You bet it is! Can things change? Sure they can but you always have the choice to decide that yourself.
I won’t detail all the longevity lists Warrior and I have as you can archive my many previous posts. 😉 Also, I have a Pros/Cons Warrior List youtube video if you want to check that out on my channel. 💙 The truth is IT DOES MATTER like he always said. You need to be the one to figure out why. Even with smaller ideas and everything you’re drawn to since people, places, and things makes no difference.
***If you decide something or someone no longer serves a purpose in your life, let it or them go. If they no longer impact or inspire you, they are not part of your vast longevity or core.
Kids never question their interests as this topic has kinda been brought up before. It just needs to be more specific with the whys and most of us don’t do that. Who has time for this? I knew some similarities with Warrior and myself but always went deeper. I am so glad I did or these writings wouldn’t exist nor would my book or anything connected. We all need to do this with things that truly matter to us. You can ask yourself the pizza questions but then go further. It can be quite the eye-opener and perhaps even FUN if you allow it to be!
Longevity and core values will have a long life if you continue to follow your beliefs always. Like attracts like and we are guided by what interests us. Sometimes we may not see the bigger picture at first but then it will come together. OWN your longevity and fight like a warrior for it! You can create it, nurture it, watch it grow, and make it YOU. I am proud to list my many qualities of longevity and without a doubt know that Warrior will always be part of my CORE. It DOES Matter..,
P.S. Here are some of my Longevity or Core things: music, flowers, the color pink, summer, swimming, biking, reading, writing!, fitness, time alone, coffee, nature, and many more! ** Of course vivid dreaming, and spirituality 🙏🏻💖 ** The afterword of my book Spirit and Belief lists deeper ones! YES, I do like 🍕!
P. P. S. People are different obviously but you can apply professional and personal traits of longevity with anyone or anything! Why do you like certain people or things? Make your lists! It’s YOUR core of longevity–
Always Ultimate!!! 👏🏻💪🏻👍📣