‘There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.’

Sophia Loren

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WHAT IS CONSCIOUS AGEING?

 

Conscious ageing is an appreciation of the gifts of growing older and an understanding of the role that intentions play in your ability to craft a life that is rich in meaning and fulfillment. The conscious ageing programme invites you to pause and take stock of your life in order to identify the recurring patterns and themes that have shaped your destiny. What emerges from this process is a greater sense of possibilities, clarity of intentions and a renewed sense of purpose.

There are three parts to conscious ageing. The first is Successful Ageing, where we focus on our lifestyle choices and daily habits to see where we might want to invite changes to maintain and enhance our wellbeing not just physically, but in all areas of our lives.

The second component is Productive Ageing where we take stock of our lives and identify our resources: financial, personal, social, spiritual, our talents, experience, skills, passion and most importantly time. Here we ask ourselves what do I want to do with this harvest? What do I want to see happen in my life and the lives of those I love? In productive ageing we explore the legacy that we’ve created to this point to see how we’d like to build on that to bring it more in line with our highest hopes.

In the third component of Conscious Ageing we cultivate the ability to find and create joy and meaning in our lives every day, regardless of external influences. Because, while we can’t control all of the circumstances we’ll face as we age, we can learn to control the state of mind or the quality of consciousness that we bring to bear on those circumstances.

Finally in the Conscious Ageing Programme, all of this comes together to assist you in creating a vision of what it means to age well for you personally, based on what matters most to you.