Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Midlife Requirement

"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." `Joseph Campbell

On our journey through midlife most of us arrive unprepared. We need reassurance in order to navigate this unfamiliar territory. The first half of our lives has been about doing, about concretizing the ego function in order to raise our children, succeed or fail in our careers, do, do, do. As we turn the corner into midlife--surprise! life starts undoing everything. The children grow up and move out, our career may change, our marriage demands attention and adjustments, and/or dissolution. Suddenly we are faced with "Who am I?" as our doing roles are stripped away. Suddenly what is crying for our attention is "What is my Souls's purpose?" Companionship is a requirement for this stage of our life journey. We do not have to do this alone and yet less than 1% of us are being companioned through the tremendous loss and rebirthing process in midlife. Depression is a part of this 10 year journey. Denial is rampant. Bond with those who are sharing this struggle. Look each other in the eyes and say, "We are getting older--so what?" Laugh or cry about it, and then realize that there is a whole generation of people who are experiencing the same thing. We are never alone--ever! We are all connected in Oneness. Listen within to that small voice that will guide you to your heart's desire. Blessings...

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