A Season of Mystery
10 Spiritual Practices for Embracing a Happier Second Half of Life
by Paula Huston
How do we learn to gracefully embrace aging? In A Season of Mystery, spiritual director Paula Huston shares a fulfilling, grace-centered way to approach how we live and how we think about the second half of life.
Spiritual Director Paula Huston invites us to approach the second half of life as an "ordinary mystic," instead of succumbing to the world's false ideas about aging.
If our modern myths about aging are really just consoling illusions, then where can we find a more truthful view?
For more reflections and writings from author and spiritual director Paula Huston, visit her website here.
"Ironically enough, the very losses that lead us into temptation can also open us up to the divine in a way we’ve never before experienced." Paula Huston reflects on spirituality in the second half of life.
In our case, the best cure for Christmas-induced stress turned out to be the labor of our hands.
A fresh voice is added to the chorus of writers who are helping those of us in what we are calling the “second half of life” find our spiritual moorings.
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In Paula's skillful hands, she offers new insights to all of the practices, and her book is a refreshing addition to the growing number of resources for how to grow older with more wisdom and grace.
Since many Christians are unfamiliar with the mystics, the book serves as a delightful introduction to the wisdom of the saints and sages who have given so much to those of us on the spiritual journey.
Even if monasticism and the desert fathers are not your way of walking with Christ, the book is still a thoughtful and enjoyable read.
Huston's goal is for “ordinary” older folks to have more God-reflective lives. She also takes dead aim at some of the myths about aging that are predominant in our present culture.
Each of the chapters considers a spiritual discipline that is especially suited to this time of life and which we may have been too busy to even consider before.
I've always had a soft spot for the elderly, but now I think I have a deeper appreciation for the challenges that come with aging and changing seasons in life.