True Elders

As human beings we are meant

to go through transitions

throughout our phases of life

in order to become fully human,

to become true elders

who have wisdom to pass down the generations.

With each transition in our life,

we go through a descent

where we let go of an old identity

so that the energies and the motivation

for the new can emerge.

One of the reasons we go on retreat

and keep a daily practice

is because we’re training in descent.

We go into liminal space, between worlds,

where we separate from what we know

as we are birthed into a new phase of life.

~Erin Selover

(Therapist, Strategic Coach,

Consultant with Courageous Leadership,

serves on the Teachers Council

at Spirit Rock Meditation Center)

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