Sage-ing While Age-ing
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Bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine invites readers to share in her decades-long quest for spiritual, physical, and personal harmony and truth. A New York Times bestseller in hardcover now in paperback, this book offers a provocative and enlightening synthesis of what Shirley has discovered in her years of searching for deeper meaning in her life.
“I've been a questioner all my life...”
So begins bestselling author and award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine, as she invites readers to join her on the most powerful, provocative journey of her life. Over the years, Shirley has firmly established herself as a fearless, iconoclastic thinker and seeker of truth. Now, as she confronts the realities and rewards of growing older, she reflects on the greater understanding of her own place in the universe that her experiences have brought to her.
Sparked by the experience of moving into a new house, she is inspired to look back across the remarkable professional and personal milestones she has experienced so far. Surrounded by books, pictures, and the artifacts of a life well lived, Shirley is able to recognize the profound power of synchronicity at work around her, discovering the invisible threads that stitch together the seemingly random events of her days, adding meaning even to the mundane.
Having grown older, she is increasingly concerned with the potential pitfalls of modern medicine. She shares personal insights into nutrition, acupuncture, homeopathy, and alternative medicine. Practical and bracing, here is advice for anyone looking to expand his or her understanding of health and well-being.
Moving beyond the physical, Shirley explores what has always interested her most—those things that are unseen. What is consciousness? What is the purpose of our lives? Are we alone in the universe? And perhaps the greatest mystery of all, what happens to us after death?
Filled with her trademark wit and candor, this is a fascinating, inspiring book that will delight and captivate Shirley's legions of fans and fellow travelers everywhere.
Equal, saccharin, or Sweet 'N Low. Stevia is okay if it's natural. Sugar is a legalized poison, and I try my best to be poison-free. I use honey on my cereal and have one bite of dessert from someone else's plate when I'm out to dinner. I don't eat the fat on chicken or fish, and rarely eat red meat anyway. My carbs come from vegetables and fruit. I've given up pasta and bread and am not happy about it at all. For salt I use Kymalazan or Celtic Sea Salt, which is not processed and is delicious.
audition for the show. They said fine. A few months later I found myself dancing in front of Jerry Robbins, George Abbott (who had directed Me and Juliet), Hal Prince, and a strange, hunched-over little man who smoked cigarettes incessantly and paced up and down the aisles of the St. James Theatre in the dark. I remembered he was married to Joan McCracken, one of the stars of Me and Juliet. I also remembered him from Kiss Me Kate on the screen. He played the snake and a court jester. He was Bob
encouraged his military to contact them if possible. The question that always comes up with people who study the purpose of celestial travelers is a karmic one. Do they, with their superior technological abilities, have the right to interfere with our free will destiny here on Earth? I have asked myself that often. I'm told that people they have actually contacted report that the star beings' deepest concern is for our environment. They say we are dangerously close to polluting the Earth beyond
living inside it. My perceptions and familiar tools of physically relating to the world will be over and gone. Someday I will look down, and someone else will be li,ring in this house and working and thinking in this little office with his or her own beloved animal, wondering about the future of Earth. I don't have much of a fear of death. Pain, yes, but not death. This may be the reason I am free to speculate on the truth of other realities. At the same time I'm looking forward to what life on
to us. I'm sad that character-driven movies, which are, after all, about us, have been regulated to a category called "women's films" or "specialty films." It's difficult to raise money for such films, yet they are usually the ones that win the awards if they are good. To raise money for a metaphysically spiritual film is almost impossible, because the studio heads say they need to put fear-inducing material on the screen because there is so much real fear in our culture that audiences prefer to