In the Book of Exodus, upon receiving the Ten Commandments, Moses’ face radiates with a new light. But until Hollywood got hold of it, there was nary a word in the story about God suddenly turning Moses’ hair white. Hair color notwithstanding, these following insights and stories on aging from 5 world religions share an understanding that there is a powerful connection between growing older and spiritual advancement. Here are five perspectives engendering respect for aging from both commentary and sacred text grounded in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.
Carol Orsborn is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn. (Spring 2013) With a doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt, Dr. Orsborn is a sought after speaker/retreat leader and spiritual director.