Integrality offers a transformational interpretation of Elderhood, humans’ next stage of development during their lifetime. A condition of integration, connection and wholeness redefines what it means to be an elder, to the individual and the culture/society of which s/he is a part.
Lifelong learning continues with this dynamic quality of redefinition/reinterpretation – what it means to be an elder now belongs to the elder, and not an ill-founded societal category. An integral approach to this stage of our lives deepens the interconnection of our mental, spiritual, emotional, physical intelligences/energies. The awareness of this integration of our energies/intelligences brings a quality of creativity to our Elder years; there are so many choices from which to choose and opportunities to recreate ourselves over and over.
A new paradigm/model of Elderhood is being co invented, which has few “rules” for the emerging role. Elders, as a collective, are combining their knowledge, experience and understanding into wisdom. They are modeling an integral worldview, educating younger generations to embrace their wholes selves throughout their lifelong learning.
Ageing from the integral perspective – an easy-to-understand introduction
Ram Dass–Conscious Aging
If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
Conscious Living Conscious Aging with Ron Pevny