Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy by Thomas Moore
Book Review: 4 out of 5 star rating
Thomas Moore has written a very compassionate and optimistic book on aging and how to do it well. He points out that it’s not just our bodies that age but also our soul. And while our bodies may have its limits when it gets older, our soul knows no limits and can mature and improve throughout our lives.
We have all of our past ages now residing in our soul. We have a youthful soul that it’s important to stay in touch with. We need to keep those souls in harmony, not too much of an old soul, but not too much of a young soul either. We’re not a complete person if we not retain each of the ages of our soul. We start our aging process as soon as we’re born and we need to continue to build our character as we age. Some of us only age physically, while our soul remains stagnant and never really develops. We need to remain open to new opportunities and learning and how to connect with others.
Mr. Moore writes about how older people can become “elders” and help mentor the young. That’s something that seems to be missing in our society. It’s a youthful society and the merits of learning from the wisdom of its elders is not as important as it once was.
We need to embrace the experience of growing older instead of dreading it. Mr. Moore has written a beautiful book that can be referred to again and again throughout our lives.
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.