By Lewis Richmond

ISBN-10: 1592407471

ISBN-13: 9781592407477

The bestselling writer of Work as a non secular perform presents a user’s existence consultant to getting older good and making each year satisfying and transformative.

Everything alterations. For Zen Buddhist priest and meditation instructor Lewis Richmond, this primary Buddhist guideline is the root for a brand new internal street map that emerges within the later years, charting an knowing that may convey new probabilities and a wealth of appreciation and gratitude for the existence trip itself.

Aging as a non secular Practice is a sensible, compassionate booklet that courses readers in the course of the 4 key phases of aging—such as “Lightning moves” (the second we get up to our aging)—as good because the approaches of adapting to alter, embracing who we're, and appreciating our exact existence chapters. in contrast to many philosophical works on getting older this one contains illuminating evidence from clinical researchers, medical professionals, and psychologists in addition to contemplative practices and guided meditations. Breath by means of breath, second by way of second, Richmond’s teachings encourage unlimited possibilities for a pleasure that transcends age.

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I was thirty-six years old, and until that moment I had never given much thought to growing old. I was in the prime of my life; everything was going my way. I walked out of my doctor’s office utterly changed. In the time it took me to drive from the doctor’s office to my house, I felt as though I had aged twenty years. When did Lightning Strike for you? Can you think of a specific event that shifted the way you thought about aging, as it did for my father, for Katherine, or for Alan? If you can, focus in on that memory.

But once the twin diagnoses came from the small clinic in her faraway hometown, Anna’s life changed dramatically. “I can’t tell you how exhausting it was,” Anna told me as we sat in a corner of her dance studio sipping tea. “First there were the trips home, at least once a month, and sometimes more often than that. Then there were the arguments, especially with my dad. He thought they were both just fine and could take care of themselves. ” “It must have been hard to keep the studio going,” I said, indicating the large dance floor.

She was proud to tell people her age—forty-seven—and loved hearing the invariable response, “You’re kidding! ” But once the twin diagnoses came from the small clinic in her faraway hometown, Anna’s life changed dramatically. “I can’t tell you how exhausting it was,” Anna told me as we sat in a corner of her dance studio sipping tea. “First there were the trips home, at least once a month, and sometimes more often than that. Then there were the arguments, especially with my dad. He thought they were both just fine and could take care of themselves.

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