Creating a Spiritual Retirement: A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives

Creating a Spiritual Retirement: A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives

by Molly Srode

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Overview

Creating a Spiritual Retirement: A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives by Molly Srode

What now? Where do I go from here? In many parts of the world, retirement from the daily workforce is a door you walk through in order to discover your soul. In the last third of life, it is an opportunity to focus on the goals that are most important to you. Creating a Spiritual Retirement invites you to examine your spiritual life and explore ways of making it more meaningful

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594730504
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Pages: 177
Sales rank: 1,258,809
Product dimensions: 2.36(w) x 3.54(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Molly Srode is a retired hospital chaplain in her early 60s. A spiritual seeker, Molly shares details of her own spiritual journey (she was once a Catholic nun and educator) with readers of all faith traditions with ease. She and her husband, Bernie Srode, a former priest, have been actively pursuing their spiritual lives together over the past twenty-five years. They are publishers of the Senior Spirituality Newsletter and coauthors of Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older: More than 65 Creative Ways to Use Purpose, Prayer, and the Power of Spirit to Build a Meaningful Retirement (SkyLight Paths). When they are not traveling, they make their home in Columbus, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
Part 1The Individual Spirit
1Taking the First Step3
2Letting Go of Who We Were9
3Finding Out Who We Really Are13
4The Round House17
5Gone Where?21
6Soul Purpose25
7Taking the Plunge29
8Connecting with Spirit33
9Finding the Voice of Spirit39
10Attuning to the Voice of Spirit43
11Fruits of the Spirit47
Part 2The Great Spirit
12Preface to God53
13Strange Gods57
14The Journey Continues63
15A Bend in the Road67
16Will the Real God Please Stand Up?73
17Creation Speaks79
18The Presence83
19The Other87
20What about Religion?93
Part 3Practical Spirituality
21Where Do We Go from Here?99
22Compassion 101: Loving Yourself103
23Compassion 102: Loving Others109
24Judge Not Lest ...113
25When Bad Things Happen119
26Sitting with the Feelings125
27Four A.M. Darkness131
28Measuring the Distance137
29Keeping in Step143
30Getting the Job Done149
31Unfinished Business153
32Four Steps to a Better Day157
33Going Home163
34Now Is the Time169
About SkyLight Paths177

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