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Re: Age

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:09 pm
by Webwanderer
EckarTolle wrote:Don't mean to start a new topic, but does happiness diminish with age?
Age is irrelevant to happiness. What determines happiness is focus of attention. If you focus on matters that cause you pain, you are more likely to create unhappiness in your life. If you focus on matters that make you feel uplifted, you are more likely to create happiness in your life.

Age is merely the amount of years in which the opportunity for clarity and awakening, growth and evolution, has been available. Know this: it's never the wrong time to start focusing on the value in life. It's never the right time to condemn and judge. Life is a grand creative opportunity. Make the best of it.

WW

Re: Age

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:06 pm
by karthikeyank
Enlightenment depends not on Age.No Master believe in ages.
Only Now is Important.

Re: Age

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:41 am
by love the magic
Eckhart
It shouldn't matter, of course. But if you are young, you have a natural inclination to think you have a lot of time to figure life out. You may even find the pursuit entertaining, as much as anything else. Of course, the time goes flying by without your gaining the wisdom you'd imagined.
However, when you see the horizon coming, it seems natural the inquiry and search be stronger, as is suggested in Hinduism and in Tibetan Buddhism. And that's why it's .. disappointing(?) that there aren't more older people here.

Re: Age

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:14 pm
by rideforever
"Joe Louis is one hundred and thirty-seven years old !"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il9jJObx7FE

Re: Age

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:13 pm
by smiileyjen101
but does happiness diminish with age?
If you focus on matters that cause you pain, you are more likely to create unhappiness in your life. If you focus on matters that make you feel uplifted, you are more likely to create happiness in your life.
With age (hopefully) comes wisdom. An ancient soul in a wonderful trilogy called The Ancient Future by Traci Harding says "Wisdom is knowledge, gained by experience, and implemented with love".

It's one of those yummy things you can only know from the inside and from experiencing it. It can be done from the cradle to the grave. Allowing yourself to experience in clarity and in love rather than fear, allows you to soar with life regardless of the circumstances of the opportunities.

Being willing to experience fully and with love, rather than resist what is, is eternally available regardless of age.

Re: Age

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:35 am
by Taylor-C
20 :)

Re: Age

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:44 pm
by DavidB
This body is 43.

I'm actually quite surprised to see the ages here, I had assumed that the majority of people here would be older, post 40. A pleasant surprise. :)

Re: Age

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:48 am
by love the magic
David B.

I don't really see it as a good indication.
As we get older and approach death, we should be looking at things even more seriously.
By equation, it could mean many young(ish) people could be here for entertainment and intellectual stimulation, then fall away as they get older.
I'm 66, by the way. Am concerned as always, since my late 20s.

Re: Age

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:38 pm
by ZenDrumming
I'm 24. I feel like every year that passes brings me closer to the truth.

Re: Age

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:29 pm
by Webwanderer
love the magic wrote: As we get older and approach death, we should be looking at things even more seriously.
Life is entirely too important to be taken seriously. :D
By equation, it could mean many young(ish) people could be here for entertainment and intellectual stimulation, then fall away as they get older.
I'm 66, by the way. Am concerned as always, since my late 20s.
It's hard to put the Genie back in the bottle once he's breathed the free fresh air. I'm 62 and since my early 20's an interest in the true nature of being has never left me alone. Life has a way of reminding us of the insights we've gained.

WW

Re: Age

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:11 am
by love the magic
Webwanderer
I meant "serious" in the sense of "deep consideration". Isn't that why you're on this board?
And you're 62, I'm 66. The very age group that re-emphasised mysticism in the west.
Why aren't they here is what I'm saying.

Re: Age

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:41 pm
by Ropetrick
Hi Everybody-I'm Ropetrick from Mumbai, India -I am 78 years young and have just joined your community-Looking forward to some real spiritual churning and sharing thoughts from the Orient with all of u

Re: Age

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:30 pm
by kiki
Great to have you here, Ropetrick. Looks like you are our senior member here - congratulations. I'm 61 myself.

Re: Age

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:30 pm
by AlohaFriends
Aloha, from Honolulu. 63 yo female. I have, for over 10yrs, been reading and rereading ET's and other related books in spiritual health. Immensely enjoy it and bask in this mental paradise daily.

Kiki moderator, i can't find anything to click for posting a photo above my user's name. Thank you.

Julie

Re: Age

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:01 am
by anewmirth
Turning 40 on Halloween... It's not such a scary thought though.