Your Guide to Exploration and Adventure in the Years Ahead
As we grow older and face new demands on our bodies—illnesses, limited mobility, loss of vision or hearing—it is easy to focus on only the changes to our physical bodies and forget about the transformations our spiritual selves are going through.
Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older will guide you through readings and practical exercises to reintroduce you to your spiritual side. Molly and Bernie Srode discuss how the power of spirit can help you overcome the obstacles of aging, add meaning to your everyday life, and attain both your material and spiritual goals regardless of your religious orientation.
With creative, practical advice, this book is brimming with ideas to add purpose and spirit in the building of your meaningful retirement.
Although the title of and introduction to this book suggest a practical and multifaith guide to a spiritual retirement, the authors fail to deliver on both counts. Rather than emphasize "...a spirituality that reaches across and beyond religious traditions," it relies heavily on a Judeo-Christian concept of God and gives only a handful of cursory nods to other faiths, including a reference to the concept of karma and an acknowledgment that some people may refer to God as Allah. Rather than pen a how-to, this husband/wife team, a former priest and nun, offer a collection of musings on their spirituality, rife with personal anecdotes and wisdom gathered over the course of their lives. Specific retirement discussion is confined mostly to observations and lacks true advice. Although the book has some lovely thoughts on finding spirituality in things like the birds and squirrels in the back yard, and it has a healthy dose of affirmations, it does not provide any sort of cohesive suggested routine or ritual to develop a deeper spirituality in the golden years.