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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (422 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marianne Williamson Narrator: Marianne Williamson Publisher: Hay House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 - thought forms that don't flow in a perfunctory manner from ancient assumptions merely 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 we 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 the destiny of a life that's simply over, but rather the 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 2/19/2014

    " A book to read by the fireplace with a cup of tea. The choice is to go through life griping and complaining ... or learning and growing. Some days I'm wise enough to choose the latter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barb | 2/13/2014

    " I have very mixed feelings about Marianne Williamson. I first blew her off as just another new age, feel good author hooking her star to the self-improvement movement. Later on I had the opportunity to meet her in person where I apparently said something that pissed her off and she was very frosty to me. (I'm still mad at her for embarrassing me in public.) I then saw her speak twice and was very impressed with her message and her delivery. So...this book is both insightful and trite but any clues about how to embrace middle age are welcome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dayva | 2/5/2014

    " In my early fifties, this book could not have come at a more opportune moment. It challenged my very core beliefs about myself, religiously and politically. Ms. Williamson reaches into you and pulls forth thoughts you had in your developing years that are your 'true self'. The ones you were told were fantasy, and useless in getting you to adulthood. It's a shame. We would all be more joyfull and loving had we held to our true identity, instead of what we were told to be. The hope lies in the realization that it is never to late......to grow, to love, to seek a newer world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelli | 2/1/2014

    " I have yet to read something that Marianne has written that wasn't just what i needed to read at that very moment in my life. Her "A Return to Love" was life changing for me then i read "the gift of change" omg that was fabulous as well. As you can tell I am a huge fan! I love me some MW! "

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