MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE

The Tension of Peace of Mind

January 16, 2024 Michael C. Patterson Season 4 Episode 1
MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE
The Tension of Peace of Mind
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Show Notes

No matter how old we are, we should live "an intentional life." Doesn't that sound right? We should make the most of our longevity, live deeply with meaning and purpose as we age.  Old age shouldn't just happen to us, we should intentionally turn it into a great adventure of discovery and fulfillment.

But does this mean we must continue to struggle?   Must a  life of intension be a life spent in tension? What if my goal is to increase my peace-of-mind and equanimity?

I wrote an article on this topic for the summer edition of 3rd Act Magazine. called The Tension of Peace of Mind. This episode is a reading of that article. I think the article offers an interesting prelude to my upcoming podcasts.

My plan for 2024 is to focus on Mental Flourishing. I believe we can maintain, or even enhance our quality-of-life in old age by doing a better job of managing our states of mind.  The podcasts will explore mindsets that, I believe, can diminish my/our tension about growing old and dying, and give us the peace of mind to savor our mature years. 

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