Author: Swami Ambikananda Saraswati
Editor(s): Bri Manisha Wilmette Brown
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172235178
This powerful book challenges the myth that we can only realize our full potential in our youth and that dreams only belong to the young. This is an incredible, life-enhancing book that will completely transform you perception of aging and empower you to finally become the person that you have always wanted to be.
The author shows us that as we grow older our quest is to gether up the experience of our years and to use it to reconnect to our ageless and timeless self. This is the immortal spirit within that is always urging us to follow paths of growth and renewal. If we can take up its spiritual and physical challenge our experience of old age will be rich, rewarding and joyful.
Swami Ambikananda shows us how we can rise to these challenges by exploring five different stages, or waves, of aging:
The First Wave- Make the Unconscious Conscious-recover and fulfil dreams buried by the demands of youth
The Second Wave- Opening Up –let go of events and dreams whose times have passed and have the courage to move on
The Third Wave-Staying in Touch-overcome isolation by staying in touch with everything that it means to be human
The Fourth Wave- Recreating Yourself-redirect your creative energies to become the person you’ve always wanted to be
The Fifth Wave- Turn to Face the Other Way –approach death with curiosity and have the courage to look beyond its horizon
Swami Ambikananda shares spiritual practices and physical exercises that will help you experience each wave to the full. She also shows you how to use your body’s changes to embrace your true nature and arrive at anew self-knowledge and spiritual and physical vitality.
This is an incredible, life-enhancing book that will completely transform you perception of aging and empower you to finally become the person that you have always wanted to be.
The Emerging Self
THE FIRST WAVE
Make the Unconscious Conscious
Riding the Wave of Making the Unconscious Conscious
THE SECOND WAVE
Riding the Wave of Opening Up
THE THIRD WAVE
Stay in touch
Riding the Wave of Staying in Touch
THE FOURTH WAVE
Riding the Wave of Re-creating Yourself
THE FIFTH WAVE
Turn and Face the Other Way
Riding the Wave of Turning to Face of Other way