Saturday, June 27, 2015
Why people become more spiritual at old age
Why people become more spiritual at old age?
Is there any direct relation between the old age and the spirituality? Are we to become very much devotees to God in our old age? It may be true or may not be. Some people are not spiritual or believe in God throughout their lives. Despite all these connotations, we mostly talk about the spirituality when we grow old. As you grow old and when you are free from the shackles of your family responsibilities, you pass through a change and your approach to spirituality gets changed and you become more tuned to religious activities. Why it is so? Because your negative experiences of worldly life are no longer surmounting you and you are free from all the hassles of negative attributes and at that period of time, you want to ensnare yourself with the blessings of God. You integrate all your thoughts in a noble way and you interact with people in a different manner and your love to guide them gracefully as you are a father figure.
When we grow older, we feel that we cross most of our lives and see the same from a more pragmatic way and other’s success, which were earlier creating a jealous feeling, no longer bothers you. Then all these hatred feelings do not make any influence to diminish your other activities. The spirituality as developed with the passage of your ages makes you more receptive to admire others frankly. You complement them without any burning sensation. It comes from the bottom of your heart.
Of course, in old age, we have to be very cautious with all our approaches for climbing, brisk walking, and we desire to take the support of railings or any other objects for an ascending journey. By chance, if we lift heavy objects, we need to get help from others just not to invite any peril. Some of us may lose the memory power at old age. But these should not be stumbling block in your path of progress and may not crumble your activities as long as you are concerned of your health and regular exercises. You must take this as another reality. In the old age, you are more tuned to do more spiritual activities as you have a lot of spare time available with you Spirituality makes your mind more stable, less volatile and you become wiser in dealing with others. That is why, grandparents are more tolerant of children’s behavior, their idiosyncrasies, various appeals, desire to obtain some specific things and their instincts to get their attention. At times, children forced them to play for long hours, which the older generations to accept gracefully. The reason is that the grandparents are not clock watchers and they want to be more noble. Life itself is a canvass. If we do paint on various pictures at a younger age in a proper manner and reminisce the same at older ages, most of us will find the soothing and amicable nature always arise at the old age based on your experiences you had painted in your life canvas earlier. If these experiences are plausible, then you will be very considerate and patient with others in your old age. Of course, there is a deviation. Some people are always grumbling even at their old age. They are nit-picking types. Their negative experiences have enamored so much in the past that in older age also, they are most contrite. They refrain themselves from uttering platitudes. Of these people, nothing is right. They may become spiritual, but they always prefer to complain and like to find faults. Fortunately, most of the people at the old age are able to perceive the brighter side. The blissful older people can guide young generations and teach them to lead a more ideal life, they may even involve in games depending on their health, engage in creative activities and also to help others when they need. The old people by doing this can kill their boredom at the ripe age and can develop a very healthy relationship with their grandchildren and others surrounding them. They can increase the relationship by sharing stories, jokes, general knowledge and finally train them to overcome the bitterness in the relationship, if any.
Needless to say that you will lose the power of mental and physical faculties as you grow old. At that time, you have to accept that the same activities, which you had performed at a young age, cannot be considered now. All these things, which were the possibilities in yesteryears, now will be like a daunting task. One has to accept this ground reality and so people cling more and more to spirituality in old age to get the lessons written in the religious scriptures..
At old age, you cannot expect the same stamina, same energy and pace, which you used to possess earlier. You could be a workaholic at a younger age and took the trouble to burn midnight lamps to accomplish your responsibilities gleefully, but as the time passes, there will be more pauses, more interruptions and more obstacles, mainly because of the slowness. Even you maintain a great shape of health what you did ten years back so easily, cannot be performed now.
So, the fervor of spirituality, automatically ensnares you and you always make adjustments in your life, mostly based on spiritual thinking.
At old age, you prefer solitude, seclusion and place of own identity. You need more breakers depending on your mental perception. You may like to befriend and become camaraderie with others, but that's to create different spaces without distorting your own identity of becoming old. Sometimes, you must be in the midst of books for hours together or simply laze and doing nothing. At old age, a feeling erupts that I will die shortly and so, your spirits dip. But you should ensure that your life must continue in a positive vibe till the time you exhale last breathing.
Many people will not accept you, disregard you and neglect you. Some of them may be your own, but their odd behaviors should not dishearten you and demoralize you. You must enjoy your life as you have done earlier based on your guts and sprits; only thing, if you had a spiritual affinity from the very beginning and you care for others, your old age will be full of colorful activities though at a slower pace.