Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy (Hardcover)

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There's a good deal that resonates in Ageless Soul regardless of your age, but particularly so if you’re in middle age or beyond. Rather than thinking of aging as a time of diminishment of self, More proposes re-framing aging as a time to grow into our true, best selves. He suggests that we start by fully accepting the difficulties we encounter as we grow older, from physical ailments to emotional states such as loneliness and melancholy. From there, we can make conscious choices that express our complexity and distinctiveness rather than our limitations, finding fulfillment in ways that were not available to our younger selves. More's voice is gentle and supportive, and his background as a psychotherapist is evident. Ageless Soul is, ultimately, a meditation on aging and a blueprint for a happier life.

— Clara


"Beautifully and eloquently written...Thomas Moore convinces us that we age best when we embrace our age, live agelessly, and remember every day to find the endless joy nestled inside our soul." - Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, New York Times bestselling author of Super Brain and Super Genes

Thomas Moore is the renowned author of Care of the Soul, the classic #1 New York Times bestseller. In Ageless Soul, Moore reveals a fresh, uplifting, and inspiring path toward aging, one that need not be feared, but rather embraced and cherished. In Moore's view, aging is the process by which one becomes a more distinctive, complex, fulfilled, loving, and connected person.

Using examples from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher who lectures widely on the soul of medicine and spirituality, Moore argues for a new vision of aging: as a dramatic series of initiations, rather than a diminishing experience, one that each of us has the tools--experience, maturity, fulfillment--to live out. Subjects include:
*Why melancholy is a natural part of aging, and how to accept it, rather than confuse it with depression
*The vital role of the elder and mentor in the lives of younger people
*The many paths of spiritual growth and learning that open later in life
*Sex and sensuality
*Building new communities and leaving a legacy

Ageless Soul teaches readers how to embrace the richness of experience and how to take life on, accept invitations to new vitality, and feel fulfilled as they get older.

About the Author

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 on spirituality. He lives in New Hampshire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250135810
ISBN-10: 1250135818
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English