This publish was impressed by the ebook Getting older as a Religious Observe: A Contemplative Information to Rising Older and Wiser, by Lewis Richmond. Getting older may cause us to really feel diminished. We will lose bodily capability, infirmities can begin creeping in, and our sense of self-worth can decline in retirement if our work had equipped a great deal of the that means in our lives. However it isn’t all unfavorable. Some folks take the chance to re-invent themselves or pursue self-growth by varied transformative practices. That is the primary theme of this ebook, which I extremely advocate to anybody sensing Father Time peeking over their shoulders.
Lewis factors out that individuals can reply to growing old in unhelpful methods like fear or denial, after which offers inspiring accounts of those that age extra efficiently by reacting in optimistic methods. He’s a Buddhist meditation instructor and offers varied helpful strategies to make use of this time of our lives for self-growth. He additionally has overcome critical well being challenges in his personal life.
My fundamental strategy to growing old is motivated by the will to indicate that most of the bodily declines of growing old might be prevented or at the least delayed by optimistic way of life measures like staying lively and consuming a nutritious diet, as I mentioned right here. However decline nonetheless ultimately comes and to be in denial of this isn’t useful. I’ve had to surrender varied actions I take pleasure in, like operating and basketball. However retirement has additionally given me extra time to pursue my remaining bodily actions vigorously, in addition to take vital practices like meditation and yoga extra significantly. This ebook offers me encouragement to proceed to take action.