The secret of successfully growing older physically –
Is to simultaneously grow younger spiritually.
As our body starts falling away – heading back towards the earth –
At the same time, we should be striving to attain freedom of spirit –
We’ll know we’re living right
When, as our happiness is receding,
We experience joy on the rise.
We’ll be satisfied with decreasing material success
When a “spiritual” fountain opens up in our hearts –
And grows daily more refreshing.
It’s a race we win by losing –
An “end of life” paradox:
As we dissolve into the dust –
We simultaneously become more radiant.