This put up was impressed by the e book Growing old as a Non secular Apply: A Contemplative Information to Rising Older and Wiser, by Lewis Richmond. Growing old could 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 destructive. Some folks take the chance to re-invent themselves or pursue self-growth by numerous transformative practices. That is the primary theme of this e book, which I extremely advocate to anybody sensing Father Time peeking over their shoulders.
Lewis factors out that folks can reply to growing older in unhelpful methods like fear or denial, after which provides inspiring accounts of those that age extra efficiently by reacting in optimistic methods. He’s a Buddhist meditation trainer and provides numerous helpful methods 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 essential method to growing older is motivated by the will to indicate that most of the bodily declines of growing older may be prevented or at the very least delayed by optimistic way of life measures like staying lively and consuming a nutritious diet, as I mentioned right here. However decline nonetheless finally comes and to be in denial of this isn’t useful. I’ve had to surrender numerous actions I get pleasure from, 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 severely. This e book provides me encouragement to proceed to take action.