by Marjory Zoet Bankson
We journey through life in external patterns that we know from our families. That pattern: marriage, raising children, careers outside the home, is done externally and often gives us our only identity. Suddenly we find ourselves past child rearing, our “jobs” ended and begin to wonder—“Was/Is my life meaningful?”.
Marjory Bankson explores the spiritual dimensions of retirement and aging. We suddenly face that there is an “encore” opportunity that can be self chosen, exciting and fulfilling as we journey to the next stage of our life. Ms. Bankson relates wonderful examples, by story, of people who have discovered their real interior selves and have acted upon it, making the world a better place for them and for their fellow humans beings.
She clearly outlines the issues you need to address:
- Crossing Point
Creative aging is your choice. There will be endings, testings, tryings but then there is the real self that can be embraced and amplified. This book will lead you to an exciting adventure if you are not on such a path and will be very confirming if you are already on your journey to your real self.
Dorothy H. Roddy is the founder and principal of lgawaga, inc., a company that evaluates and manages investment opportunities. She is active as both a developer and manager of property. Dottie serves on the Retreat House and Columbarium Committee and chairs the Garden Committee at Mepkin Abbey.
The book can be ordered from Mepkin Abbey Store online orders.