EIGHTY & COUNTING, where do I go from here?

I will be eighty years of age in a few days and have been giving some considerable thought to my remaining time on earth. I have questions,  including:

  • How can I make the best use of my remaining time on earth?
  • Should I keep hammering away at my local Episcopalian Church reciting the Sunday service by rote from the Prayer Book that doesn’t change, like I’ve been doing for the past forty-six years, or,
  • should I look at Buddhism, for example, as a place to expend my spiritual being?
  • Should I continue to get my daily briefing about our government and our society, from the TV and local newspapers. These sources are merely adding to my anxiety  about matters over which I have no control.
  • Should I quit trying to help others with their problems, when there is a growing resentment that I am an old lawyer, and my legal guidance is not welcome?
  • If I continue to write, to whom should I address my writing and on what topics should I spend my time ?

Is there a trail head for an old fellow like me from which I can renew an aged and worn life?  Is there a journey yet to be taken leading to contentment and enlightenment?

Please, let me know what you think about these questions.

Thanks, I’m Ben

 

 


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