The Gift of Aging: Approaching the Transition
So many of us exist in a deeply conditioned, strongly reinforced view of death as the ultimate enemy. We not only fear the end of life in this form, but also avoid most exposure to alternate understandings, adopting instead a posture of denial and resistance to reality, and greatly limiting the richness of experience possible in our later years.
In these weeks we will gather as a group for the purpose of opening the heart/mind to explore another view. We will seek to support one another in honesty and in kindness, Our reflection will include a look at our conditioning, the inevitable gradual or sudden loss of moorings that comes with seeking a clearer view of truth, the self-compassion needed to abide in this truth, and the ultimate surrender to change.
This series is offered not as a class, but as brothers and sisters on a journey exploring one of the great mysteries in which we live.