Eight Steps to Aging Gracefully
Recommendations for enhancing spiritual health and well-being.
BY: Andrew Weil, M. D.
Reprinted from "Healthy Aging" by Andrew Weil, published by Knopf.
Pay attention to your breath. Many cultures identify breath with spirit, seeing the breath cycle as the movement of spirit in the physical body.. Simply minding the breath is a way of expanding consciousness beyond the ego, of experiencing transcendence.
The suggestions above are intended to help you become more aware of your spiritual self. Any activity that makes you feel more alive, more connected to others and to nature, less isolated, more comfortable with change, is beneficial. It will enhance your physical and mental health. It will help you accept the fact of your aging. It will help you to age gracefully.