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Monday, April 17, 2017

Aging as a Spiritual Practice, with Edward Viljoen

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Consider aging as a spiritual practice? Why not? Our founder, Ernest Holmes, recommended that we maintain flexibility and willingness to keep growing, no matter what our age. Not only is flexibility good for the body, but it benefits our thinking too, keeping us forever expanding in awareness and experience. 

Photo by Anna Vander Stel
Say to yourself, morning and evening, My life is one with the eternal life. My body is an expression of Divine Creation. My mind is a point of awareness within The Thing Itself. I am forever expanding in awareness and experience. I am willing to follow Life’s prompts, and when they come, I follow gladly. 

This practice of feeding affirmative concepts to our own mind is stimulating and well worth practicing. You can use our online Affirmative Prayer Library for examples of words to say to yourself in your morning and evening practices. Visit the library at www.cslsr.org. Click on the Support tab at the top of the page to locate it.

If you have thoughts or questions about today’s topic, I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me by e-mail at edward@cslsr.org, or you can post a topic for conversation on our Facebook Group:


You are invited to join me on Tuesday at 12:30 pm for our final Lunch & Learn experience using Brené Brown’s book, Daring Greatly.

Warm Regards,
Edward Viljoen

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