July 21, 2014
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…)
July 20, 2014
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…)
July 6, 2014
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…)
June 21, 2014
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…)
June 14, 2014
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…)
June 13, 2014
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…)
May 31, 2014
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…)
February 10, 2014
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…)
January 22, 2014
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…)
January 14, 2014
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…)