Growing Your Elder
We live in a world where the young are celebrated and elders are nearly invisible. This leaves those who have lived for many years without a voice and those who are just begining thier lives viewing aging as something to be avoided. There is great value in looking towards who we are becoming, who is the elder we are growing ourselves into. There is also great value in looking back on all that has happened in your life, integrating the joys and sorrows into a meaningful story of the myth that is you. Whether we are young or older, growing oursleves as an elder is the deepest and perhaps the most meaningful work we do as human beings. When we integrate the elder we wish to become into our daily lives now, our decisions become richer and more meaningful.