Is there a fourth way for Boomers to view being older in addition to:
1. Aging is to be dreaded
2. Aging is decline and detachment
3. Aging is a time off hyper-activity
Carol Orsborn and Robert L. Weber, authors of “The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older” offer a fourth path, aging as a spiritual path. In this vision of aging, growing older takes on added meaning as a life stage with value and purpose of its own. The key is embracing rather than rejecting or denying the shadow side of aging.
It’s a compelling argument that reaffirms the eclectic spiritual flow of being older, a topical quilt of callings, curiosities, and epiphanies. T.S, Eliot was right, we’re all circling our experiences only to arrive where we started and know ourselves for the first time…