Aging Wisdom – Lessons 1-10


by Richard P. Johnson

Aging teaches me…

1. That the true purpose of maturation is gaining closer communion with God
2. That as my body diminishes, my spirit advances
3. To live in a new abundance of inner light
4. To light the path to sacred vitality
5. To tend the garden of my soul
6. To pursue personal and spiritual transformation
7. To embrace my True Self
8. To step beyond the “fake” of the world
9. The paradox of living: that loss is my primary means for growth
10.To become a spiritual elder, not ‘an elderly”

© Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.

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This article was originally published in an email newsletter. Reposted with permission.

About the author

Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Healing and Medical Behavioral Sciences. As Director of Behavioral Medicine at a large teaching medical center, Dr. Johnson was responsible for teaching medical interns and residents the “art” of medicine. He has taught hundreds of persons interested in healing. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the spiritual aspects of adult development and healing have inspired scores of maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives. He is a dynamic, engaging, and compassionate teacher who delights in seeing his students grow personally and spiritually. He has written many articles and over 40 books all focused upon God’s expansive grace. Dr. Johnson is a devoted Catholic Christian; he and his wife Sandra live in St. Louis, they have three grown children and six grandchildren. Dr. Johnson holds a doctorate degree in clinical counseling from the University of Florida; he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana in 2010.

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