Sullivan talks about the incredible,
audacious idea of being no longer in a hurry. Can we do this in
America? Can we learn to take our time to feel and think deeply?
This book helps you do that. Further, it inspires elders to take a
special role in transforming our hurried and frenetic culture. It’s
a wonderful book!
— Cecile Andrews, author of
Less Is More, Slow Is Beautiful, and Circle of
Traditionally, philosophy has offered a big promise: “the
love of wisdom.” John Sullivan is one of those rare thinkers who
delivers on that promise. He is a wonderful guide through the seasons of
— Harry R.
Moody, PhD, author of The Five Stages of the Soul: Charting the
Spiritual Passages That Shape Our Lives
Once in a very
long while a book comes along that speaks the truth of our human
journey in the simplest of words. This is such a book. I couldn’t
put it down. Each quote and story, taken from a wide variety of
spiritual traditions, points to the truth that we each have the
opportunity to witness as we pass through life and travel into our
elder years. Although written primarily for those entering the fall
and winter seasons of their lives, the simple depiction of the
nature of the journey we’re on is of immeasurable value to anyone
wanting to learn more about the real value and meaning of our time
on Planet Earth.
Aging is not, as
we’ve been led to believe, a time of decline, but of opening into a
vast and deep ocean where we recognize our true nature. I will be
buying a lot of copies of this book, and I hope that it spreads far
and wide, to help all of us understand the simple lessons of aging
with arms stretched wide in welcome.
— Sarah Susanka, author of
The Not So Big Life and
The Not So Big House series