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Publisher's Summary

Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth.

Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold - transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace.

Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the listener personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind.

Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.

©2014 Kathleen Dowling Singh  (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Excellent!

I will listen again and again and again. So deep. Inspiring. Encouraging. Old age is a gift when we have the right vision.

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A beautiful book

This book gave the opportunity to get deep into the understanding of life and ageing

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A great read for anyone, not just the aging.

This a wise teaching on living awakened and aging with Grace for any spiritual tradition.

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A great read for contemplating your senior years!

I thoroughly enjoyed both listening and reading this book. It really gave one pause to think about our existence and what it really means to be here and now in the life experience. I recommend it to anyone over 60!

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Depressing and stereotyping

The author assumes everyone ages the same way. An absolute decline of the mental & physical abilities for everyone past 60 yrs old. She needs to consider that everyone is unique and ages differently and at a different rate. Not a positive and encouraging book. I would not recommend it unless you want to get more discouraged and depressed about your aging,

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Such a critic!!

The author clearly thinks no one has even had a conversation about self reflection. Our heads are not in the sand and we have been awakened before yesterday. The dialogue closed my ears, then the book.
The hushed tone of the reader implied to me a vein of an in-church sermon.....yet the insulting words are ungodly
Lin Malzone

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Self righteous drill Sargent

I was exceptionally disappointed in the tone and presentation. This is a great topic that the author chose to direct down a my way or you are not right avenue.

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In the event you’re searching for a way to elicit tears and a truly pessimistic outlook on life, look no further. I couldn’t get beyond the first chapter. If it were physically in my library, I would take great pride in placing it in the recycling bin.

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absolutely amazing

this book is a must have for anyone on a spiritual journey regardless of age. I'm going to purchase the physical book for reference as there were so many big thoughts to reexperience.

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Just in time…

After living a stressful life of chasing money, raising children and being married and divorced I have longed for the wonderful opportunity to age gracefully and peacefully, and this book is a perfect guide for doing so. I listen to it and nod my head yes -1 this is it this is how I’m going to spend the last quarter of my football game. I think of it as the last 25 years of my life, hopefully 30 or 35 years, finally living in true peace every day. The best lesson I learned from this book was to let go, just let go and let the world be what it’s going to be and you be what you must be: a peaceful, calm and gracefully aging person.

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Appalling narration

This is one of my favourite books. Brilliant. I was excited to add audio to my hard copy and Kindle copy.
Unfortunately I find it impossible to listen to. Played at 'normal' speed it is a gabble, a gallop - too fast to be imbued with any feeling or to allow absorbing of the content while listening.
I tried .75 and that was like listening to it underwater. Not just slower but weird sound effect. Also impossible to listen to.
Please Audible - rerecord this book to the quality I would expect.

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