Cultivating soul includes reading the signs
The blogger of Livefromafar considers the possibility of "making life over 50 vibrant and fulfilling" in her post "Paralysis: Two months later" that quotes Thomas Moore's book Care of the Soul as backdrop to the idea that life will be fulfilling when she participates in social programs "such as land conservation, hunger mitigation, improving opportunities for women..." She writes:
The response to following her soul's desire? "And here is the rub: now that I am wholeheartedly ready to give, the non profit world closes its doors, and says in effect, 'at your age, over 50, we want you to volunteer, not get paid.' That presses my fear button." Three months ago the blogger mentions Moore's book in her entry "Care of the soul means ...?".