The Age Of Miracles

The Age Of Miracles : Embracing The New Midlife

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The need for change as we get older-an emotional pressure for one phase of our lives to transition into another-is a human phenomenon, neither male nor female. There simply comes a time in our lives-not fundamentally different from the way puberty separates childhood from adulthood-when it's time for one part of ourselves to die and for something new to be born. The purpose of this book by best-selling author and lecturer Marianne Williamson is to psychologically and spiritually reframe this transition so that it leads to a wonderful sense of joy and awakening.

In our ability to rethink our lives lies our greatest power to change them. What we have called "middle age" need not be seen as a turning point toward death. It can be viewed as a magical turning point toward life as we've never known it, if we allow ourselves the power of an independent imagination, utilizing thought-forms that don't simply flow in a perfunctory manner from ancient assumptions handed down to us, but rather flower into new archetypal images of a humanity just getting started at 45 or 50. What we've learned by that time, from both our failures as well as our successes, tends to have humbled us into purity.

When we were young, we had energy but were clueless about what to do with it. Today, we have less energy, perhaps, but we have far more understanding of what each breath of life is for. And now at last, we have a destiny to fulfill-not a destiny of a life that's simply over, but rather a destiny of a life that is finally truly lived. Midlife is not a crisis; it's a time of rebirth. It's not a time to accept your death; it's a time to accept your life-and to finally, truly live it, as you and you alone know deep in your heart it was meant to be lived.
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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 16mm | 381.02g
  • Hay House Inc
  • Carlsbad, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1401915426
  • 9781401915421
  • 114,318

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"'I consider Marianne to be one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom' - Dr Wayne W. Dyer"
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About Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. She has published nine books, four of which have been #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is a close friend of Oprah Winfrey and ex president Clinton. In Dec 2006, Newsweek named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers.
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'I consider Marianne to be one of our most profound teachers of transformational wisdom. This book is truly a gift to the world.'
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

What we have called our 'middle age' need not be a turning point toward death. It can be a turning point toward life as we never knew it, as we could never know it, when we were too young and arrogant to appreciate its limits. Ageing may humble us - but it also awakens us to how precious life is and how very fragile. It's time for us to become the elders and caretakers of this precious planet, not just in name but in genuine practice. Until such time as God calls us home, we should make this world the home of our dreams.

The realization that we're no longer young collides at this moment with a sense of historical urgency. Our eyes are opened to the seriousness of this time, and our deepest desire is to do something about it. As we renew our commitment to the processes of life, then the processes of life will recommit to us. We'll feel forgiven for a past that wasn't all it should have been when we commit to a future that is all that it can, should and will be - now that we've finally grown up.

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer and the bestselling author of A Return to Love, among other works. She is the world's leading teacher in A Course in Miracles. Marianne is involved in extensive charity work, including founding The Peace Alliance, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to fostering a culture of peace.

Category: Self Help/Women's Studies
Cover Portrait: Paul Bednarski
Cover Design: Amy Rose Grigoriou
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