“I've enjoyed every age I've been, and each has had its own individual merit. Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body; I want to wear the life I've lived.
—Pat Benatar, Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir
“Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it, even if one is not learned.Gray hair does not make an elder; one can grow old and still be immature. A true elder is truthful, virtuous, gentle, self-controlled, and pure in mind. ”
“It is precisely through the onset of old age, through loss or personal tragedy, that the spiritual dimension would traditionally come into people's lives. This is to say, their inner purpose would emerge only as their outer purpose collapsed and the shell of the ego would begin to crack open. The emphasis shifts from doing to Being, and our civilization, which is lost in doing, knows nothing of Being. It asks: being? What do you do with it?”
Hey, sorry, but could you please reblog this if age isn’t the most important thing in a relationship? There is a substantial problem I have and 5 years makes the difference. I just want to see the popular opinion. I feel like the people here will be able to understand. Thank you, I love you all.