Longitudinal studies show that as we age, the cognitive center of gravity tends to shift from the right brain (imagination) to the left brain (logic). Thus, with time, we begin to live less out of imagination and more from memory. We stop creating the future and start repeating the past. We stop living by faith and we live by logic. And this is when we stop living and start dying.
I love the words of George Bernard Shaw: “You see things and ask, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’”
As we age, it is important to keep most of our focus out the front windshield and resist the temptation to stare at the rearview mirror. God has prepared a wonderful future for you, or you’d be dead already.
“It is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him’” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Recovery Step: Keep moving forward and dreaming big dreams.