Tuesday 7 June 2016

The age of miracles

The Age of Miracles
Author: Marianne Williamson
ISBN: 978140195421

This was an interesting read.  She has a lot of truth to say in these pages.  I was impressed.  It is easy to pick up a self help book from any bookstore, but this one touched me in many ways. 

I liked the way she spoke of family and marriage.  Her writing spoke of women having value, no matter the age.  It is easy to get sucked into the everyday normality of children and womanhood, losing oneself in the rush of today.  The range of subjects touched on was brilliant, and she wrote from the heart.

When you think about it what is the difference between the young lady at 13, who experiences a world of change from childhood to the responsibility of finding herself in a world where she is expected to succeed, and the woman at 40-50-60 who finds herself with grown children leaving the nest?  Both ages hold a lifetime of dreams and passions.  Why should woman curl up and stop growing just because she hits a certain age.  In reality it is a crazy idea that has been developed through the ages and is now being discarded.  And thank goodness!  I don't want to send my children out into the big wide world with dreams only to see mine crushed.  All women should take a look at this book and realise the reality that life is to be embraced, no matter what the age.


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, utilising 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

Happy reading

This was available from: Amazon, Fishpond and Book depository

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