From “Life Gets Better” “The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older” by Wendy Lustbader
“An unflappable inner stance is often the sweet fruit of decades of living. This does not mean the cessation of all doubt, but rather taking uncertainty in stride. We still get upset, but rarely does upheaval stir us to the core. Our equanimity has grown large enough to dwarf our smaller disappointments. We know we are not invincible, but we are more certain about the aspects of ourselves that have been tested over time. We are more determined than ever to live well, to break through the limits of our anxieties and get on with the business of flourishing.”
Wendy quotes Carl Jung on composure: “That which youth found and had to find outside the self,
in the second half of life must be found within.”
I love this book!
Photo: Sweet fruit – stopping for an orange break in Palm Springs