And a woman said, “Master, speak to us about ageing.”
And the Master said:
“There will come a time when the lessons of life’s experiences coalesce into understanding and mature into wisdom. For what is wisdom, save the enlightened state of knowing that you know. Although your life may be an unending quest for truth, it cannot only be about new insights, as though each experience should be sucked like a lemon then cast aside. Rather, it should be the building of a body of knowledge, particle by particle, layer upon layer.
“A grain of sand may amount to very little on its own, and a single snowflake will whisper away in the palm of your hand, but the sands of the desert and the white tops of mountains have the awesome power of storms and avalanches.
“Therefore let each one of life’s experiences deliver a jewel of understanding, and learn to pause and appreciate the vastness of your gathered treasures.
“For then you shall be wise, not old. And you shall also be content.”