I Ching and aging

I’ve been reading some truly outstanding articles for seniors in Born to Age, which, if you are unfamiliar with, is a very informative directory for older adults. I’m going to share some of a particularly uplifting article from this year’s 17th anniversary edition. The publisher is Yvonne Baginski, who does an amazing job.


One article was about Willie Norup, who had retired, but wanted to figure out “what life was all about.” He started reading books on philosophy and psychology and was drawn to Asian philosophy, particularly the practice of I Ching, developed in China more than 3,500 years ago. He went on to write a book,  “I Ching for Wise Living and Aging.”

“The answers and insights provided by practicing I Ching,” Norup writes, “will motivate you to consciously live for spiritual growth, service to others and personal fulfillment.”

I thoroughly enjoyed reading portions from Norup’s book,

Under the heading, “Be Positive,” he wrote “As you live and age, consciously direct your creativity to positive ends and you will be a source of joy, help, and inspiration to others. Demonstrate kindness, tolerance, and gentleness, and be sensitive to the feelings of others. Meet them halfway by creating win-win opportunities.”

I know someone very much like that. My brother, who is three years younger than I am, but much more mature. He’s positive about life, the glass is…

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