Surprisingly, I liked most of what she had to say. Which is why it is no surprise for me to say that reading The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife was nice but hardly profound. Eating a healthy diet is another contributing to factor to that end healthy active senior years. Midlife is t a crisis; it's a time of rebirth. They might even learn a couple of things and understand what women go through when they reach midlife. Age Of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, The In our ability to rethink our lives lies our greatest power to change them.
Williamson is like some kooky relative who shows up at Thanksgiving and rivets attention away from banal subjects. Each of us can put down the burden of our false self and allow our truth to reemerge. Only when I realized that it wasn't arrogant, but humble, to accept with grace and honor the part I play in the world, was I able to drop the personality self that consistently felt the need to deflect it. Moving too fast, we often missed a lot. Like the Bible, it is not that the ideas are so new, it is that the ideas are so true and have the ability to impact your life in different ways at different times in your life.
I love the idea she shares on p. All of Marianne's books focus on changing your thoughts in order to love and forgive. Once again, I found myself buoyed by her positivity and inspired by her ideas. Years ago, after my first book was published, my lawyer recounted to me a conversation he'd had with my publisher. The author has spiritual tones in her book, altho not specifically religious. She has a wonderful writing style.
I'm not a self-help-book reader this was passed on to me by a friend, so I felt an obligation to read. The generation now experiencing midlife cannot stand the thought that this was all for nothing. The book is oriented to women, but men wont get hurt if they read it. More importantly, I am drawn to and inspired by her hopefulness for the future. It was an easy-read, didn't think it was preachy. Her books include Tears to Triumph, A Return to Love, A Year of Miracles, The Law of Divine Compensation, The Gift of Change, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, and A Course in Weight Loss.
. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah and Good Morning America. I'm not one for self-help books--I much prefer novels, something with a plot. But, as I say, this really is my issue with the type of book. Feeling cast out, we collectively manifested a world from which, if we don't change things, we will be cast out. You can't really build a life till you've pulled together all the things you've finally come to understand about yourself. You view life and the world differently by then.
A friend of mine was sitting once with two of his best friends, a couple he'd partied long and hard with during the l960s. When we were young, we had energy but we were clueless about what to do with it. If you are 20 years old, don't bother to read th I have been reading Marianne Williamson all my adult life and just as I go through some new phase, she has just completed that phase and written a warm and loving book to help me through. I'm reading this in my early forties and certainly consider myself early midlife. Yet unlike our youthful brawn, spiritual power isn't just given to us; it must be earned. I have mixed feelings about this book. What is it about spiritual knowledge that takes so long to digest? So why not try to learn about yourself while you're younger and stop wasting time angsting and beating yourself up over the things you've done and what life has dealt you.
Still, I can definitely relate to the conflicting feelings that Discovered this book after enjoying an essay of hers in another book. Thinking it was humble to do so, I dissociated who I was when I wasn't working from the more enlightened persona that came naturally to me when I was. I have known who she is for a long time - I just never got around to reading her work. Traveling upward we simply let go of some baggage. How to move forward and continue the journey of life with even more love and insight. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
Marianne Williamson's The Age of Miracles is the first book that has given us a refreshing look at the new midlifewhere 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40. 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. I had hoped to read a lot about the changes that I, as a woman, would experience as I approach my own midlife. And that powder room at Beth Klein's house became like a chapel to me. How would you live if you related to age as a spiritual incline rather than a physical decline? So, simply speaking of this book: it is well-written, clear, on point.
By midlife, you're probably aware enough to understand which of your issues most need attention. I liked the inference that lies then with the concept of aging. Children's fairy tales aren't fantasy; in a way, our modern worldview is. The only way we can fundamentally heal a situation in which the human race teeters on the brink of all manner of catastrophe is to repair the original separation between who we truly are and who we have become. Subject: Middle age Subject: Conduct of life. Having slowed down physically, we're in a better space to rev up psychically. 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.