Boomer Aging with John Robinson, Ph.D.

How Aging Is Changing Me

July 21, 2014

Tags: Aging, Spirituality, Transformation

I was visiting with a friend recently, sharing our experience of personal and spiritual evolution in these aging years. I wanted to try to describe what was happening for me because it's so amazing. I'll try to share it with you, too.

I am finding myself drawn inward to an inner consciousness that feels (more…)

"Giving Back?"

July 20, 2014

Tags: Aging, Unity, Helping

Among my aging friends, and often in the media, I hear phrases like, "I want give something back to the world." The sentiment usually expands to wishing to help others in some way, often through activities like volunteer work or creating a charitable foundation. And for those who know what they want to do, (more…)

The Divine Wisdom of Aging

July 6, 2014

Tags: Aging as Enlightenment

I woke up in an interesting dream. I was back in school. I had signed up for an astronomy course but got distracted, separating from my classmates who went ahead. An older woman in the school office gave me directions and I arrived just people were sitting down. The teacher, a wise and dignified (more…)

Change Yourself and You Change the World

June 21, 2014

Tags: Aging, Unity, Helping

My aging is like a cardboard puzzle floating in water. Gradually, the pieces loosen up, drift apart, water log, and sooner or later sink. The parts of my life that were once held together so well, so tightly, that maintained the order and focus of my day, no longer serve that purpose. My identity, (more…)

The Mystic's Path of Aging

June 14, 2014

Tags: Mysticism, Aging, Transformation

There are as many paths through aging as there are aging people, but as I look back on my writings, books, blogs, the endless journey entries, I see that this website could really be called "The Mystic's Path of Aging." It is a journey to the center, the source, the divine origin of our (more…)

Downsizing the Idea of Self

June 13, 2014

Tags: Aging, Consciousness, Spiritual Growth

True to my station in life, my wife and I just downsized from a too-large three story house to a just-right two story that lives on one level, with a light basement for family visitors. No more stairs, pulling garbage cans up a steep driveway, or filling extra rooms with unnecessary belongings. This downsizing (more…)

What I Have Learned Along the Way

May 31, 2014

Tags: Enlightenment; Consciousness without Thought

Looking back, I see that my lifelong project has always been my own transformation, beginning with psychology and ending in mysticism. Here are some of the things I have learned along the way.
I am not what I think. Thinking creates dramas and illusions that draw me in like flypaper, where I get stuck (more…)

The Divine Self and the Four Births of Human Life

February 10, 2014

Tags: Spirituality, Aging, Enlightenment

We are born four times in the universal experience of being human.

The first birth is physical. Not always so easy but we survive only because we are loved and cared for in greater or lessor degrees. You can't do it alone.

Our second birth arrives with the experience of our conscious self around (more…)

The Design of Your Life

January 22, 2014

Tags: Aging, Meaning, Life Review

Waking up one morning recently, I found myself wondering how I was reconstructing a new mosaic from all the bits and pieces of my life - all those scores of colored tiles representing each vibrant moment or turning point, and especially those unassimilated ones that I still don't know where to place, and hence (more…)

Welcome to the New You

January 14, 2014

Tags: Aging, Love, Becoming

We are not growing old, we are growing better, wiser, more compassionate and more wonderful. We are not fading away, we are blossoming into the radiant souls we have always been. We are not giving up, we are giving into the flow of the unfolding universe. We are being born anew.

Whatever you were (more…)

Selected Works

Aging Men, Mythology, Spirituality
Brilliant. Struggling to retire at age 78, I eagerly read this in search for a road map through my own disorientation and depression. The ideas in this book are illuminating, provocative and challenging. I know I will read it again and again.
Memoir, Mind-Body-Spirit
The Three Secrets of Aging invites us to uncover, discover, and recover our optimum Selves." Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Author: The Second Half of Life.
Elder Fairy Tales
"A guide to finding hidden wisdom in classic tales a rich feast." Jonathan Young, PhD, Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives
Nonfiction, Mind-Body-Spirit
"The radical but universal teaching that the sacred marriage of heaven and earth is possible." Matthew Fox, author of 28 books on Creation Spirituality
Non-fiction, Body-Mind-Spirit
A work of tremendous spiritual vision, courage and insight, Ordinary Enlightenment makes God as real and tangible as the morning sunlight. John Gray, Author: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
Psychology/Spirituality/Men's Issues
"Dr. Robinson has written a book from his heart...More than a book, it is a story, a meditation, a celebration and a map of the potential transformation of men..." Robert Johnson, Author He, She, We
"I wish you the very best of luck in bringing out your work...Its value is evident to me and you deserve a large and grateful audience for it." Kenneth Ring, Ph.D., Author Heading Toward Omega

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