‘Old age offers the opportunity to integrate and bring together the multiplicity of directions that you have travelled. It is a time when you can bring the circle of your life together to where your longing can be awakened and new possibilities come alive for you.’*
There’s old age and there’s old age.
We can wait for Godot or we can make something happen because we see and understand what our lives offer in the way of new possibilities.
This is a wise life.
To be wise is not to know. It’s about the kind of future we make possible for others – challenging the status quo (the most dangerous state to find ourselves in).
Old age makes for great heretics. What if it is for this moment life has been preparing you for?
(*From John O’Donohue’s Anam Cara.)