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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.