Halfway Point

Last Updated on September 8, 2023

I’ve been thinking a lot about slowing down this year (2023). Stopping to smell the roses. Maybe I am having a little mid life crisis. I’ve crossed the halfway point of the average life expectancy. I hope to live to at least 100 though. Seneca said “It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it.”

Carl Jung said “The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going inward and letting go of it.” This made me smile.

I’ve also been reflecting on This Is It, a theme I always return to, to keep me present in life and not let everything just pass by. Here’s a few other quotes I like to help stay present.

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” — Buddha

“In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” — Leo Tolstoy