Posted by: eveyoga | September 15, 2010

Retirement and Beyond

Crystal balls are not really a necessity. Not at all. To see your future look to the folks in the retirement villages and nursing homes.

Even though fifty is the new forty, sixty is the new fifty, and so on, one day if you live long enough you will get to be an 80, 90, 100 year old. That’s just the way it is.

Even though you eat healthily, do a little Botox, top up with testerone or bioidenticals, age will catch up with you one day.

You’ll get a little stiffer and a bit more forgetful, and somewhat slower in all ways. Joseph Campbell, the inspiring American mythologist, said of his aged self, “I have more mass than energy.”

Spend any amount of time, as most of my peers are doing,
with our cloistered ancestors, and you will be looking right into your future.

Let’s treat our elders with great dignity and even greater love; it’s the yogic way.

From the Ramayama – When I don’t know who I am, I serve you. When I know who am, I am you.

That’s just the way it is.

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  1. Hello Eve,
    Just love your adventures. Fabulous words on retirement and beyond. You are inspirational – thankyou for sharing with us. Yvette xxx

    • Thank you, Yvette. So lovely to hear from you. Yes, adventures abound I the US of A! XO E.


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