This is one of the books that I'm reading right now, written by a Zen Buddhist priest. I have always paid attention to the books that want to come home with me from the library or bookstore and the ones that friends pass along. I figure I may not be into it enough to read the whole thing but there could be a tiny bit of information that I'm supposed to get.
I sure get that I'm getting older. All the signs are there, from just now starting to need reading glasses to the familiar ache in my hip. Lately, instead of saying I do yoga I refer to it as trying to do some stretches in the morning. And sometimes I miss the dark reddish brown of my young hair but don't mind too much this non color, it's certanily easy to maintain (I made mention of this when I had my fun turn of being a guest here!) and I've been able to rock the eccentric elder persona, easy to do when you live in an old hippie town and call yourself an artist.
I've been a bit slow to make big changes, maybe some form of denial, although I have never had a problem with the idea of aging ... it does mean you are still around. Since early mornings have always been my special time of the day I started there. With so much information available to us now I pay attention to what makes sense and just try to be as gentle with myself as possible. So instead of turning the computer on first thing and sitting down with a cup of coffee, seeing whose turn it is here and checking email, I sit quietly and sip a cup of warm lemon water, say my morning prayer as usual, asking for patience and kindness, remembering to have good intentions and hopefully create some beauty to send out into the world. After twenty minutes or so I try those stretches.
As far as changes of what I put in my body, two new things I'm adding daily are lemons and coconut oil in any way I can. I won't make praises here but if it interest you, just google ~ you'll be amazed at the benefits, so easy and simple. And the older I get the more I like easy and simple!