On October 26, 2019, Mayflower members joined David Carey in exploring elements of life that give us an opportunity to experience growth and development in our next phase of life. During the workshop titled “Becoming: Preparing for the 3rd Act of Life,” participants were encouraged to use the metaphor of gardening to determine what tools of life are helpful to fully develop this next phase, e.g. curiosity, imagination, willingness, trust.
We also discussed aspects of our lives that have created who we are today. This soil may be enriched by achievements and successes as well as fears and regrets. Just as with gardening, we are always becoming and each season is important. The season of aging is richer because of what we have already done and learned, and yet, it can be richer still. What are we becoming at this stage of life? Why are we still here?
As noted by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be.”