The ravages of age are really very hard sometimes to witness, I meet people I haven't seen in 2, 3, 4 years. At times I just don't recognize them. They become grey. They change, so much.
When you do spiritual work, age has no meaning at all. Your spirit stays young. The body can deteriorate, but the spirit stays young, and you witness it.
There's some kind of a thin layer of despair that covers them. It's very hard to witness, especially when there are people you really liked and loved and suddenly you witness them aged. It's very, very difficult.
You really have to stay detached. The older I grow, the more I realize there's no answer except deep inner work and connecting our energy to the higher source.
Everything else is just denial, escape. This is the only thing that really matters and makes sense. It's like you plug yourself into a cosmic energy outlet and then you don't have to worry about your battery running out of juice. You're always filled with juice because you are connected.
But that takes effort, it takes a real need and it takes a daily practice.
Having this purpose above all others is something that is internal. It drives you and you really want to connect with the higher creative source.
As a result, you feel full of energy and then your actions on earth run accordingly, you live consciously, you don't live like a jerk, like an idiot - all excuses just fade away.