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The Privilege of Aging

Savoring the Fullness of Life

Published by Park Street Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

LIST PRICE ₹741.00


About The Book

• Shares the author’s inner adventure to face aging, illness, and death, along with hard-won wisdom on the art of resting, happiness, and letting go

• Draws on stories from different spiritual traditions and offers strategies, tools, and ways of thinking to navigate the challenges of aging

• Reveals how to examine your fears and regrets, declutter the mind of negative thoughts, and reframe reality with the powerful tool of unconditional self-love

Presenting a clarion call to the aging to awaken before they die, Kamla K. Kapur explores how we can become warriors on the spiritual path in order to embrace and prepare for the truth of our mortality and the ultimate triumph of conscious living and dying.

Set in both California and India, Kapur shares her inner adventure to navigate the hazardous battlefield of aging with the aid of spiritual guides that pilot her to safety. She offers hard-won wisdom on the art of resting, happiness, and letting go in order to achieve vitality, satisfaction, and joy in the life we are fortunate to still have.

Revealing the arc of her own self-discovery, she examines her shadows, fears, anxieties, and regrets, decluttering her mind of disempowering thoughts and reframing and co-creating her reality with the powerful tool of unconditional self-love. She describes how to confront, express, and embrace your darkness, consciously and honestly, to move forward into the ever greater wholeness of being.

Drawing on stories from a variety of cultural traditions, Kapur demonstrates the power of self-examination, vigilance, and intentionality to have a successful old age. She offers numerous strategies, tools, and ways of thinking to ensure mental, physical, and spiritual strength so we can meet aging’s challenges and transform from the people we once were to the ones we are becoming on the penultimate stage of earthly life.

About The Author

Kamla K. Kapur was born and raised in India and studied in the United States. An award-winning playwright, poet, and author, her writing has been featured in anthologies and journals such as Parabola and The Sun. A former literature professor at Grossmont College, she and her husband divide their time between the remote Indian Himalayas and San Diego, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Park Street Press (July 9, 2024)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9798888500538

Raves and Reviews

“Kamla Kapur reaches out to us as an elder and shares her wisdom on how to deal with the effects of aging on minds, bodies, and souls—and how to turn the tribulations of aging into triumphs. Her memoir is transparent, honest, vulnerable, and filled with gratitude and acceptance for life’s journey.”

– Stephanie S. Covington Ph.D., LCSW, author of A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps

“The aging of Baby Boomers worldwide is a hard trend. Fun fact: we will not get chronologically younger! The Privilege of Aging provides a powerful guide for embracing our mortality and living a happier and fulfilling life as we age.”

– Daniel Burrus, New York Times bestselling author of Flash Foresight

“What do you get when you cross an old soul with a life review? Pure alchemy. Kamla Kapur’s brave memoir about aging immerses us in the land of old souls—a generation of seekers living beyond aging as denigration, denial, or romance but rather as a privilege to be embraced. A great addition to the growing conscious aging library.”

– Carol Orsborn, author of The Spirituality of Age and Spiritual Aging

“A wise and wonderful roadmap for awakening to and harvesting the divine gifts of this life as we ripen.”

– Ken Druck, Ph.D., author of How We Go On and Courageous Aging

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