The Promise of Regenerative Living

Aviv Shahar with Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

September 15, 2020
the unfinished self

There is an opportunity to redefine our later years:

What it means to be retired in today's world is a fast evolving concept. And while many may find that there are certain limits to their physical capabilities, there are few limits to a person's ability to be more conscious, and more intentional, in how they approach all the endeavors they engage in.

Aviv: So, what I find compelling, Daphne, in the dialogue between us, is the idea that we're saying we can explore what regenerative living means, in the latter part of life. Say, into your 50s, into your 60s, into your 70s and beyond, into 80s, 90s, and beyond, with the emphasis and with the awareness of, at least in the traditional pattern, people retire, that's more in the old paradigm.

I don't think the future will have that same concept of retirement in the same way. I think we are largely retiring the concept of retirement.

Still, using this idea of stepping back from that intense engagement in the circle of commitment, and presumably, if a person is lucky enough, or was thoughtful enough in the preparation to get to a position to do so, they can afford to retire from a full employment scenario, we are inquiring about what is the meaning, and what is the significance, of this next stage of life, and what it may mean in terms of personal growth and development, in terms of how one can continue to evolve as a human being, specifically, actually, as a regenerative life, because the body gets old, but you can actually stay young on the inside?


When you live more fully in the consciousness, in the intention of living a broader, more encompassing life, you are there serving a cause because you will begin by every word, every action you take in your life, drop the little pebbles in the various ponds you will travel, and they will make a difference.
Aviv Shahar

Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

Daphne Neveras-Lupfer

Daphne Neveras-Lupfer recently retired from an IT career at a Fortune 100 company. She has been searching for truth and meaning since her teens, delving into the Unity movement and Buddhism
Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.