Posts Tagged ‘ spirit ’

Seniors: In Search of a Spiritual Experience

Aug 11th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some of us, at or beyond retirement, engage in the search for a spiritual experience. Most of our desires and wants and needs have been met. Most of what we worked hard to achieve are all displayed by our accumulations, our place, our experience. We did it and it is done. But many continue to search for a spiritual experience, either not yet found or never seriously given the time to sort out.

Some seem to have found what works for them. They typically, routinely make their way to some facility, identified as a religious institution, where the search is customized to the desires of those who gather there on a frequent basis. Accepting the rituals of such a place means that some bargain has been made that seems to satisfy a spiritual experience.

Such institutions are characterized by doctrine, structure, history that is peculiar to the tradition of that organization. Some are more demanding than others. Some are more formal, more strict, more zealous. Others are more relaxed, less demanding, less rigid.

Seniors: It Depends on Your Attitude

Nov 2nd, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How difficult is it to live as a Senior? How practical is it to discover a day to day formula that allows for an overall healthy frame of mind, spirit and body?

It depends on your attitude.

Here are the components that make up attitude:

A strong sense of humor. Laugh. Laugh often. Laugh a lot.
An ability to smile. Allow your face to demonstrate that you are a happy person.

Seniors: Assess Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Aug 12th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There are several unchallenged rules to live by which equip our bodies for living well and productively. It is the easiest thing in the world to ignore and avoid those rules. It is the best choice to decide to adopt the disciplines that contribute to good health, favorable conditions for living, adequate and appropriate diet, persistent exercise, and a wholesome frame of mind. These, after all, are the pieces of equipment that need to be readily kept in good condition. Check ups will ascertain how well we do. Shopping habits at the grocery store or farmer’s market will indicate our diet. Adequate patterns of rest and then exercise will contribute to our day to day vitality. Looking at these from the perspective of how much better our existence is, will help us keep up the practices of equipping our bodies.

It comes down to a variety of very simple, but poignant questions. Considerations include taking care of yourself, considering the impact your own life and behaviors have on others, living with choices of tranquility make for a better day to day environment for keeping our equipment working smoothly. When we