When creative people age, they face a challenge. For singers, artistes, dancers, age is a factor in reducing their activities and hence their popularity somewhat diminishes which leads to a mental challenge. Creative thinkers, philosophers, visualizers, architects and intellectuals feel lost unless they take refuge in spirituality. Everyone must realise ageing is a difficult time for them. If you have led a normal life, as in, going to office, work, retirement — its perhaps easier, as retirement comes as a package for the transition. But “thinkers” and “intellectuals”, have no retirement age, yet their mind space turns less specific and that is why spirituality becomes a clear option.
Other options are more dangerous or difficult, and at times might lead to mental issues. Diseases like Dimentia, Alzeimer etc can set in for most creative thinkers, who cannot manage their mind space. Spirituality, meditation and travelling within you, is hugely rewarding at times. Unfortunately, what one goes through is seldom understood by others who are younger in age and mind as they find it to be an aberration. So, what is the conclusive remedy?
Meditation, Spirituality for sure. Even engaging your mind into something you immensely enjoyed doing yourself in younger days, and wherein you got some success, some recognition from society, could give you some positive vibes, but you must be prepared to do some mental adjustments. It is ironic but true. The best of minds try to delve into areas of research and development to engage themselves into situations that can provide mental stimulation. Accepting to become a vegetable or to lead a typical “reading newspapers” only life is almost impossible.
Then doing things which you have always enjoyed, is the best possible answer. Old age forces you to adjust yourself in many ways. Your ego, your feeling of being wronged, keeps creeping up. Try and stay away from all these. Touch your soul and meditate and see within yourself, you will find solace and peace within.
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