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Everything changes. For Buddhist priest and meditation teacher Lewis Richmond, this fundamental Buddhist tenet is the basis for a new inner road map that emerges in the later years, charting an understanding that can bring new possibilities, fresh beginnings, and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the life journey itself.
In Aging as a Spiritual Practice, Richmond acknowledges the fear, anger, and sorrow many people experience when they must confront the indignities of their aging bodies and the unknowns associated with mortality. This wise, compassionate book guides listeners through the four key stages of aging - such as "Lightning Strikes" (the moment we wake up to our aging) - as well as the processes of adapting to change, letting go of who we were, embracing who we are, and appreciating our unique life chapters.
Unlike many philosophical works on aging, however, this one incorporates illuminating facts from scientific researchers, doctors, and psychologists, as well as contemplative practices and guided meditations on aging's various challenges and rewards. The tandem of maintaining a healthy body and healthy relationships, infused with an active spiritual life, is explored in rejuvenating detail. Breath by breath, moment by moment, Richmond's teachings inspire limitless opportunities for a joy that transcends age.
©2012 Lewis Richmond (P)2012 AudioGO
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By Rizalina C. Galicinao on 06-18-17

Aging as a Spiritual Practice ensures a life fulfilled.

This book truly reinforced my way of life as an aging elder. I agree whole heartedly with the author's encouragement that the elderly still have much to offer in their remaining years of life. They can enhance their way of life by training themselves to silence all the exterior unnecessary noise. We will make better decisions and more fully align our activities with basic loves, talents and interests which evolved over the decades of life experiences. From my own experience, I feel that quieting my own mind has made my relationship with others so much more rewarding.

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By J Zimmer on 12-30-12

Graceful aging

Would you listen to Aging as a Spiritual Practice again? Why?

Definitely. Along with Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, this book makes me laugh, cry, smile and frown. I bought the book to give as a present which has the most wonderfully designed cover.

What did you like best about this story?

The buddhist perspective described from a true experiential sense and by some one who authentically practices.

What about Fred Sullivan’s performance did you like?

He encompassed the 'voice' of the author.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I suppose . . . However, i listen to books as a commuter. So, over three days i listened to the whole book and looked forward to my commute because i was listening to this book.

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I love that i have the Audible App on my iPhone. I have bluetooth in my Kia Soul and it syncs with my iPhone! I love technology that works together! Thank you Audible!

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