An inspiring, dynamic way to reimagine aging, by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Care of the Soul.
Thomas Moore is known for his work on deepening soul and cultivating a mature spiritual life. His bestselling book Care of the Soul, introduced many to the need for more soul in spirituality. In Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy Moore provides readers with a new way to think about aging. Moore regards aging as the process by which we become more fully ourselves. He notes “Aging with soul is the process of becoming a full, rich, and interesting person.” It is a deeply compassionate book on how to find new meaning in the process of aging.
Aging is inevitable, and much of the advice on aging concerns the physical self. Moore acknowledges the importance of the physical aspects of aging—especially acknowledging one’s feelings about them—while at the same time pointing out how important the emotional/psychological side of aging is. Aging well is not just a matter of caring for the body, it’s also about moving consciously into another phase of life.
In Ageless Soul, Moore offers ways to deal with many issues surrounding aging, including:
• Understanding and dealing with anger
• Benefiting from melancholy
• Reframing retirement
• Embracing mature sexuality
Aging with soul is a lifelong process—even young people can age well if they are embracing their life experiences and using them to grow spiritually. Sprinkled throughout are stories from Moore’s life and work as a psychotherapist. He shows how embracing aging can lead to more personal fulfillment and deeper, more satisfying relationships.
Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul, as well as many other books on deepening soul and cultivating a mature spiritual life, three of which have received the Books for a Better Life Award. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and spirituality. He lives in New Hampshire.