The Truth Is at My Front Door
Spiritual Direction on Aging Beautifully
About the Book
The Truth is at my Front Door is a memoir/how to, for aging beautifully. Told through the experience of the author, the reader is guided through the themes and challenges fundamental to aging well. This book is not about how to prevent aging, circumvent or resist aging. It is about the quality of beauty within every woman and our shared experience of living in a culture that values a perpetually unlined face and flat belly. Fourteen stories and their wisdom lessons deliver insight on growing old with grace, sensuality and personal authority. The author tells us it is not necessary to have peerless skin, full eyebrows, someone in your bed at night, big breasts, and a big paycheck. What is necessary are big thoughts about beauty and the determination to do the rewarding work of filling the soul. This is a guide toward embracing impermanence. Themes of loss, change and meaning are the spiritual glue making this an important read.
About the Author
Dr. Ilene Cummings found her calling at the age of forty-four, while raising five children in a seaside town in New Jersey. She started her career working at a local community college. She established the Center for Adults in Transition, a human growth and development program. It was ahead of its time and its success earned her a statewide reputation as an innovator and cutting edge educator. Ilene holds a Masters in Human Development and a Doctorate in Human Development and Spirituality. Her dissertation was on forgiveness. Now 85, Ilene is working on a book of poetry with the archetypical themes of love, grief & healing.