The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife by Marianne Williamson

By Marianne Williamson

The necessity for swap as we get older—an emotional strain for one part of our lives to transition into another—is a human phenomenon, neither male nor woman. There easily comes a time in our lives—not essentially various from the way in which puberty separates youth from adulthood—when it’s time for one a part of ourselves to die and for anything new to be born. the aim of this e-book through best-selling writer and lecturer Marianne Williamson is to psychologically and spiritually reframe this transition in order that it ends up in an excellent experience of pleasure and awakening. In our skill to reconsider our lives lies our best energy to alter them. What we've got known as “middle age” needn't be obvious as a turning element towards loss of life. it may be considered as a paranormal turning aspect towards lifestyles as we’ve by no means recognized it, if we let ourselves the ability of an self sustaining imagination—thought-forms that don’t circulation in a perfunctory demeanour from historic assumptions purely passed all the way down to us, yet fairly flower into new archetypal pictures of a humanity simply getting began at forty five or 50. What we’ve discovered through that point, from either our disasters in addition to our successes, has a tendency to have humbled us into purity. once we have been younger, we had strength yet we have been clueless approximately what to do with it. this present day, we've got much less power, probably, yet we've got way more figuring out of what every one breath of existence is for. And now ultimately, we've a future to fulfill—not a future of a existence that’s easily over, yet particularly a future of a lifestyles that's ultimately actually lived. Midlife isn't really a quandary; it’s a time of rebirth. It’s now not a time to simply accept your dying; it’s a time to simply accept your life—and to ultimately, actually dwell it, as you and also you on my own understand deep on your middle it was once intended to be lived.  

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What generations before us seemed to figure out much sooner, we’ve taken years to even begin to understand. Those of us now maturing into midlife and beyond will not be called a “lost generation,” but we will be considered a generation that had to lose a decade or two in order to find ourselves. In the end, we weren’t so much wasting time as we were working through issues that previous generations hadn’t had to work through. We took longer because on a psychic level, we had a lot more to do. Don’t worry if you feel like you’re over the hill now.

Help me not to miss my life. Prepare my heart for better things. Amen ONE DAY I LOOKED AT MYSELF in the mirror and indulged in full-scale self-pity. Oh, I remember when I was young, I thought. My skin was tighter, my breasts were higher, my rear was firmer, my entire body was voluptuous. I had so much more energy, and I practically glowed. I wish I had realized what I had when I had it … and now I’ll never have it again. Then another voice in my head intervened. “Oh, Marianne … ,” it said, “shut up!

We took longer because on a psychic level, we had a lot more to do. Don’t worry if you feel like you’re over the hill now. The landscape is different. We are removing the hill. Visiting a childhood friend of mine, I saw a photograph of her from 20 years ago. ” Yet I knew the spark of her youth wasn’t gone; I could still feel the fire she’d had all her life. “That’s Linda,” I told her, pointing at the picture. ” And I could tell from her eyes that she knew what I meant. We know, at least intellectually, that we don’t have to sink into dowdiness or resignation at midlife.

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