Best Selling Author, Ariaa Jaeger on Aging Beautifully in the 21st Century

Spirituality, Meditation and Energy Healing

Sunsets, The Gateway to the Stars

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Today, I’m honored to announce guest blogger, Ariaa Jaeger.  Ariaa is a spiritual mentor, best selling author and singer.  She has also been featured in high-profile media outlets such as CNN and The Huffington Post.

For more info on Ariaa, please visit Ariaa’s Website.

Aging in the twenty-first century is an interesting prospect. With so many available surgical procedures, Botox and fillers and non-invasive procedures like lasers, facials and other skin stimulating treatments, it is a wonder anyone over 50 has even a small wrinkle.

There are two sides in the aging debate; one, pull it, pluck it, tuck it, suck it, pin it, thin it, fill it, dye it and cut it. Then there are those who for financial reasons, commonsensical reasons or just plain self-contentment reasons subscribe to the notion that fighting gravity is futile and aging with grace is the road to ultimate fulfillment. I am of that mindset.

There was a time I thought that I might venture down the non-invasive path when the signs of aging had finally overtaken my face but now that I am there, on the cusp of what was once considered old, I am completely at peace with the process. I refuse to bend to society and its narcissistic need to make everyone look perfect. I refuse to look in the mirror and dislike or condemn myself. I refuse to let what society thinks turn me into a paranoid old lady wondering how people perceive me or worse, an insignificant wallflower ignored by society. I refuse to be like everyone else who thinks that by fixing their chin or eyes that no one will have a clue how old they are. I refuse to be relegated to sitting and knitting as the world around me spins.

I celebrate the last year of my fifties with glee because I survived more than I ever thought I would or could. I celebrate every gray hair as it reminds me of my old friend, the silver lining, which has shown up in my life right after every major storm and there have been so many. I celebrate every wrinkle and every smooth spot knowing that soon they will merge and all the lines of my life and every path I took will envelop my face. I celebrate the sags the bags the bum drop, the ski slopes, the liver spots and waning vision as I know it is my time to multiply and exercise what cannot be seen. I had my youthful day in the sun but sunsets are so much grander and they are the gateway to the stars.

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Joseph Drumheller
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6 thoughts on “Best Selling Author, Ariaa Jaeger on Aging Beautifully in the 21st Century

  1. So beautifullly written, but then again Ariaa Jaegar is so beautiful on the inside and the outside, and because it’s natural and real,.that beauty permeates out to all of us. Thank you for that wonderful piece, Ariaa and thank you Joseph for allowing her to shine and to inspire us, here on your site……<3.

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