As there are different seasons of the year, so are there different seasons in our life. Each season of our life has its appropriate activity and concerns. When we are young, we are concerned with the material world and our appropriate functioning within it. As we become mature adults, we are concerned with committed relationships, including family, social and vocational responsibilities. As we move into retirement years, again our concerns shift, and we may now have the leisure to pursue inner goals of self-understanding and spiritual realization. Each season of our life is best— because each season brings with it a new kind of fulfillment and joy.