Sage-ing as a Spiritual Practice 2017-01-24T19:18:49+00:00

Sage-ing as a Spiritual Practice

Sage-ing is a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives and finding ways to transmit that wisdom as a legacy to future generations.

In developing an elder spiritual practice we pursue the path proposed by Rabbi Zalman Schacter in his seminal book From Age-ing to Sage-ing  which involves, through introspection, the following:

  • Examining  our attitudes and fears about aging and our culture’s stereotypes and claiming our rights to promoting and practicing a new paradigm
  • Connecting to our inner wisdom through growth techniques of psychology and spirituality including meditation, contemplation, journaling and spiritual intimacy (sharing)
  • Learning to nourish ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, socially and spiritually
  • Drawing on the wisdom of what we know now, examining  our past through  a ‘life review’ process and ‘life repair’ exercises
  • Gaining  an understanding that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves, we  learn to forgive those who have offended us, ask forgiveness of those we have offended and practice self-forgiveness above all else
  • We face our own mortality with courage and serenity
  • We identify ways in our own lives to serve as mentors and healers

Sage-ing International offers workshops and retreats that provide opportunities for Elders to learn and to practice the Sage-ing principles.

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