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  • Writer's pictureJim Hostler

Men: What's Life All About?

As men age, they often find themselves reflecting on their lives and wondering about the deeper meaning of it all. Taking time to stop, put life on pause, and reflect on one’s life often gives us tremendous insight into our lives. It can open the doors to exploring deeper questions of life.

One of the most fundamental questions is “what is the nature of existence?”. What does it mean to be alive? Is there a purpose to life? These, and similar questions, can be particularly pressing for men as they age and face their mortality.

Being spiritual - human beings, meaning we are spiritual beings having a human experience, approaching, and exploring deeper questions of life causes one to look at their consciousness. Consciousness is the only “thing” we will leave this dimension with. It is what is real about us, eternal, and creative. It is the cause of all we are, have, and do in life. Said differently, we are energy expressing.

In this knowing, and as we take time to reflect on our life, the ultimate purpose of one’s life is to raise our consciousness. Again, we are energy expressing. So is a rock, a frog, and a mountain. We – being human – have the conscious awareness to know this. The rock, frog, and mountain may not. The difference and distinctions are that inside of being human are billions of ways to express consciousness. The higher we are in consciousness, the closer we are, or more frequently we express, unconditional love. Unconditional love being a state of being, not an emotion. Lower levels of consciousness express as guilt, shame, jealousy, and fear. Actually, all low level consciousness is fear expressing, it is just labeled differently.

Metaphysically, another aspect of life, and of interest to us aging men, is the idea of interconnectedness. Everything in the universe is connected, and that we are all part of a larger whole (holy). This idea can be comforting to those who are grappling with feelings of isolation or alienation. It can also provide a sense of purpose, as we work to create positive connections with others and to contribute to the greater good. This is where “getting out there” and being of service comes to mind. Jimmy Carter also comes to mind as into his 90’s he was building homes for Habitat for Humanity. Giving and receiving are the same energy. The more you give, the more you receive.

Metaphysics also offers a way to think about the nature of time. As men age, they may become more aware of the fleeting nature of time and may wonder about the meaning of their life in the context of a larger timeline. Understanding time is not a linear progression, but rather a complex and interconnected web of experiences, that our past, present, and future are all intertwined, and that every moment is an opportunity to shape the trajectory of our lives. This brings to mind the critical awareness of staying in the present in life. The present is the only place reality is – the eternal now – and our self-empowerment is.

Finally, metaphysics can be a source of spiritual inspiration for men as they age. Many traditions offer practices for cultivating inner peace, wisdom, and compassion. These practices can help us to connect with our deepest selves, and to find a sense of meaning and purpose even in the face of life's greatest challenges. And the best practice to engage in for connecting to our divine wisdom, our deepest selves is meditation.

In conclusion, metaphysics offers men age 55 and older a way to explore the deeper questions of life, to find meaning, purpose, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and wisdom. Whether you are grappling with questions of existence, seeking a sense of interconnectedness with the world around you, or looking for spiritual inspiration, metaphysics has something to offer. So, take some time to explore these ideas, and see where they lead you on your journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

If you are looking for more learning, support, or help on your metaphysical journey, please reach out to me for a discovery call. Let’s explore your possibilities of how O.M. Life Coaching can benefit you. Clear HERE to schedule a convenient time for your call.


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