It’s my deep pleasure to let you know I’ve finally finished my book, Aging into Bliss: Discovering the Wisdom and Joy of Your Timeless Nature.
It's the birth of a book and the birth of a dream. I will release the book early next week, which hopefully will give my “baby” a chance to show how beautiful it is in time for Christmas.
What an adventure life is. When you feel a dream of some kind tugging at you, a new project of some kind, a journey perhaps, you do your best to do some planning. You try to envision some of the factors that may be involved in your bold new adventure. But we never really know what life holds in store for us until we actually commit ourselves to the journey and follow it all the way through.
There have been times over this past eight or nine months when I really wondered if I would be able to finish this book. As I've mentioned before, it seems to have a life of its own. There were so many occasions when I thought I had everything nicely in place but then wham, an unexpected challenge arose that required some real persistence and flexibility to handle.
But now at last, as I say, the book has been born, and like an eaglet making its first flight, will take its first baby steps early next week.
One of my heroes, Dr. Linda Fried of the International Longevity Center at Columbia University, said not long ago: “We have such a human aversion to getting old; it’s associated with death, and death is scary. But as a society, we have not had the conversations we need to have. There are huge opportunities there.”
I love Dr. Fried’s words and I want to do whatever I can to participate in the conversation that as she says, is so urgently needed in these days.
As I say in my book, it's a conversation about aging, yes, but it’s also a conversation about who we truly are and what our real purpose on this planet is. And it's a conversation about the wisdom that is our birthright whatever our age.
For my own part, as I enter my 80’s, I want to shout with as loud a voice as possible that aging is not something to be feared. It is an opportunity to experience more deeply than ever before the pristine wisdom and joy of our timeless nature. It is an opportunity to reveal more fully the divine masterpiece we truly are.
I send my love and blessings to you and look forward to chatting with you again soon. Any thoughts on the above much appreciated as always.
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