The process of finding the truth may not be a process by which we feel increasingly better and better. It may be a process by which we look at things honestly, sincerely, truthfully, and that may or may not be an easy thing to do.
Kurt Vonnegut: Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.
Very true. And it is those who are truly tuned into and deeply aware of the world around them who can quickly pick up on another person's energy, while some people seemingly walk through life completely oblivious.
Rather than wanting to hold to the past longer and slow things down and stop the aging process - just revel in the power of now! You can't stop time, and you won't stop the recycling process that is taking place upon this planet, nor would you want to - but you do not have to suffer the moving through time. Every moment can be more wonderful than the moment before.