SPIRITUAL AND MATERIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN AN INDIVIDUAL,OLD AGE
(In Proverbial Form)
By Dr Gee
Old age can be said to begin from 45 years till death.
Middle aged people are between adulthood and old age.
Middle age is the stage between 45 years and 65 years.
Majority of the intellectuals are from middle ages.
Middle aged people are entering a new phase of life with new realities.
Middle aged has to confront their own spiritual and material problems.
The bodily might and cheerfulness of youth disappears and signs of old age appears in middle age.
A life's evaluation is necessary in the middle age to foresee the changes to implement in future.
Serious differences prevail between those whose lives are dedicated to God and dedicated to world.
Dedicated souls to God have hopeful apprehension while others have desperation in their minds.
No one can block the advancing of age.
Advancement of age embraces us with the limitations of one's personality.
One will realise early lessons of discipline,its effects and counter effects,during this stage of life.
Healthy habits of personality should be continued and unhealthy traits should be changed for better existence.
Learn lessons from our experiences and face the life with reality.
The experience favourable for one individual for his or her life will be unfavourable for another individual.
As individuals are different in their traits,their experiences will also be different.
One has to evaluate oneself in God what is best for him or her.
Don't build one's life in social thinking which flows hither and tither.
We won't reach anywhere if we are addicted to social thinking.
An individual should build his or her life on the foundation of God for the steadiness and beauty of life.
God's foundation of life is unbeatable and unbreakable.
What one thought to be quite and good circumstances,God may change to difficult and painful to deepen our faith in God.
Total dedication and trust in God will fetch assurance,boldness and will power that wins the influence of circumstances.
God provides an individual certainty in uncertainty while society gives uncertainty in certainty.
An individual has to respect social decency and values.
Spiritual poverty will lead the framers of social conduct to violate it.
Growing old will cause no faith in oneself and an individual feels of no use to society.
Only spiritual growth give rise an individual to real psychological,emotional,physical,social growth and satisfaction.
Those who are in the upper level of society may not have their spiritual recognition.
Those who strive for social position and gained recognition may fall later from their righteous ways to wrong deeds.
Experiences teach us that society can't satisfy an individual.
Material objects can't fulfil the yearning of an individual spirit.
People having God's vision will reach the state of life intended for them.
The reason for old age is not mainly external but internal.
It is the negative attitude of mind that creates miserable feelings of old age.
Healthy change of attitude will make old age to live with enthusiasm as in youth.
An individual should sow the seed of a new way of action in old age despite of its pressures.
An individual should find in God oneself to make the old age fruitful.
The bodily changes of an individual should not affect the mental balance.
New ventures of action suited to one's mind and body should be found out in old age.
An individual should pay attention not to the disappearing abilities but to the hidden abilities and its development.
Creative actions useful for humanity will bless the old age.
The fear of death cause much grief in old age.
Old experiences of life will be felt as false in old age.
Men and women of God will be happy during old age.
People of God look for a new life with God by their death from the world.
Not the fear of death but the fear of God controls the people of God.
The signs of old age will turn as ornaments for those whose hope is in God.
Glorifying God through one's actions and thoughts and prayers in old age is the only panacea for it.
DR GEE VERGHESE GEORGE,D.Litt.
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