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5 Pathways to Your Desires After 60

By Joanie Marx July 01, 2023 Mindset

Centuries ago, Persian poet Rumi famously wrote, “What you seek is seeking you.” Many have interpreted this quote to mean our desires are attracted to us as much as we are attracted to them.

If this is true, what gets in the way of our desires finding us? And how can we consistently get our innermost desires met after 60?

The answer to both questions can be found in the ways we navigate the different paths to our desires.

In this article and the accompanying video, I am going to show you how to navigate the path to your desires after 60 with more ease and joy.

Navigating the Path of Your Desires

There isn’t just one path to your desires. There are many.

The path you choose will ultimately determine the fate of your desires and whether or not they are fulfilled in the ways you originally intended.

Why are multiple pathways relevant to getting your innermost desires met after 60?

When you are consciously aware of which path you are on, you can more effectively and effortlessly navigate the obstacles and opportunities that show up.

This is how you easily and more joyfully go from where you are now to where the life of your dreams and desires lives.

The 5 Pathways to Your Desires

Over the course of my life, I have taken many paths to reach my desires. Not all of them took me to where I originally wanted to go.

My experiences led me to an inner awareness of how to better engage with my desires. This opened my eyes to the five pathways.

Once I understood how to identify them, it became easier to take the path of least resistance to having my desires fulfilled.

Here are the five pathways:

Fulfill the Desire

On this path, you engage your desire with excitement and are relentless in your pursuit of turning it into reality.

In spite of any obstacles you face on this path, your passion and excitement lead you to your desired destination.

Abandon the Desire

This is the path where you consider the viability of the desire and even take some initial steps to achieve your desired outcome.

Somewhere along this path, however, one of two things occurs.

You fall out of love with the desire or your passion and excitement for it is overtaken by limiting beliefs. Either way, this is the path where you abandon your desire.

The New Desire

This path begins with a specific desire but opens you up to a new and far more attractive desire.

Like the previous two paths, you either achieve your desired outcome regardless of what obstacles show up or you unconsciously sabotage yourself and abandon your desire.

Desire Is Not for You

Not every desire you have is for you, which makes this path unique and sometimes tricky to navigate.

In some instances, when a desire comes to you after 60 it’s associated with your past. This means the desire may not be aligned with who you are or where you are now. Letting it go or going after it requires being honest with yourself.

The other aspect of this path is when a desire comes to you but it’s for someone else. This path then leads you to share the desire with the person it is for.

You Do Nothing

This path is paved by your limiting beliefs and overseen by your inner critic. For this reason, it is the path of unfulfillment.

When you are on this path you feel the initial excitement of your desire. You may even daydream and fantasize about the desire.

But you do nothing proactive to have it met. This is because you believe it’s safer to ignore your innermost desires after 60 than to try and fulfill them.

A Mixed Bag of Results

Whatever unique experiences you have had with your own desires, they are almost always experienced on one of these five paths or a distinct blend of them.

Unfortunately, when most people want a desire to be fulfilled, they either dismiss it as unreasonable or immediately set in motion a flurry of physical activities to achieve it.

In either scenario, few are consciously aware of what is driving their behavior or whether the path they are on is the right one. This usually leads to a mixed bag of results at best or an emotionally distressing outcome at worst.

Therefore, the more you are consciously aware of how you interact with your desires, and what path you are on to fulfill them, the capacity for manifesting your desired outcomes becomes easier and more fulfilling.

Please join me in the video where I will share additional insights on this topic along with three journal prompts and a four-step action item to help you integrate what you are learning.

Let’s Have a Conversation:

What gets in the way of our desires finding us? How do you consistently get your innermost desires met after 60? What is your experience with one or more of these five paths? And if you have experienced a unique path to your desires that isn’t mentioned, please share it with the community!

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Toni Stritzke

I’ve painted and drawn all my life and still do. My desire has been to achieve recognition for my work. I have in some ways-winning a couple of exhibitions and selling work.
My question for myself is-is it enough?
I feel mostly that I am on the edge of achieving what I desire but the last step is an unsupported space that I must leap over.
I am happy that whatever I achieve, I tried to create original work even when people thought my art was a little strange.
I think it’s true that “it is better to travel than to arrive.”

Angela Browning

Motivation and health issues get in my way, plus negative thoughts that I can’t do it.

The Author

Joanie Marx is a three-time bestselling author and the creator of the new, groundbreaking Refocus & Renew Your Life® online course series on Udemy. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Psychology, and a leading authority on refocusing and renewing your life.

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