In my part of the world after the rush of school holidays, at beach caravan parks it's high season for our grey nomads. Yesterday I loved seeing 2 bikini clad older ladies surfing together with their boogie boards as a few metres away an older gentleman was busy paddling out on his surf board to catch a wave. It made me think they have found the freedom to be who they are, believe in the healing power of nature and know what matters to them.
I wondered if it took a lifetime to get there or if these revelations only came in retirement! No matter, pray it happens eventually to all of us! Pray we make time to engage with the elders in our lives and use their knowledge to seek ways to live mindfully knowing ourselves, finding time for our passions and immersing ourselves in nature!
The earlier we can start this process the better for the whole of society for as the social reformer Frederick Douglass said, “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”