This course addresses the desire to live with grace in the reality of aging and is open to all ages and generations. Each of us have a shape to our life that develops through choices, influence of others, circumstances, and everyday life experiences.
Reflection in the second half of life provides an opportunity to explore the shape of life in the past, present, and future. Spanning the range of research, anecdotal discoveries, and spiritual practices, each session explores qualities in ourselves and our lives that reflect an awareness of God’s work in our lives.
Specifically, the question is asked “How does the contemplative life — one of prayer and encountering God — shape one for love, wisdom, and resiliency in the second half of life?” Facing the beauty and pain of getting older, the focus of letting go through ‘elegant kenosis’ invites us to consider the gift of God’s embrace in life.
Intending to nurture the contemplative life, this course reminds us to value noticing, pausing, listening, and responding to others, ourselves, and God.
Whether you’ve taken this course in the past or not, you will find rich treasures to continue your own journey of aging with grace.