middle ground

* If I Had To Do It All Over Again

Its never too late to be true to yourself and lighten up in life 🎈
This re-blog is for some special peeps I connected with this week.
Val x

Find Your Middle Ground

This poem was shared at a time of reflection during my Kripalu YTT500 Module. It really brought lightness and a fresh perspective to a time that could have been pretty serious and intense. Nadine Stair lives in Kentucky. Age 85 she was asked what she would do differently if you got to live her life all over again. This is what she said:

pick more daisies

If I had my life to live over again,
I’d try to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax. I’d limber up.
I would be crazier. I would be less hygienic.
I’d be sillier than I’ve been this trip.

I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances, I would take more trips.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers,
and watch more sunsets.
I would burn more gasoline. I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would, perhaps, have more actual troubles…

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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

13 comments on “* If I Had To Do It All Over Again

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    This is great, Val! I am going to go out and get myself in trouble today! <3. I tried to comment on the longer version, but it wouldn't let me sign in. So, I came back here. Have a fun day!

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  2. Carol Ferenc

    Nadine has a wonderful outlook on life!

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  3. Nadine is a very wise woman. Life is for living, taking chances and getting into trouble – and don’t we get a little thrill when we break the rules and get away with it? Life is meant to be exciting, so as Nike says, “Just Do It”! (My favourite saying).

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  4. Such wise words from one who could have lived more (if she’d been brave enough).
    I think we all tend to mind our manners and stay on the straight and narrow too much in life. Most of us do what all our peers do.
    If I had my time over again I NEVER would have returned to Australia after my last overseas trip in the 1970s. With no money left, I took what I thought was the only option – come home and go back to full time office work. I wish I’d been brave enough to push my limits and common sense and hit the road.

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    • Thank you for sharing. Looking back I’m pretty sure most of us would have made different choices. Yet, at the time it made us feel safe. Be kind with your hindsight Vicki 💛

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  5. I’ve discovered that everything is as it should be and I wouldn’t do anything differently. There was good and not so good in all of it but overall, I’m delighted with my life. That doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty of challenges, just that I managed to live through them and come out more aware.

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