Waking Up in Winter
One of the great things about reaching midlife is the perspective and the clarity we get as time begins to feel more precious and important. I remember reaching a point in my life where I no longer had the energy or the desire to chase after anything anymore. Not only that but it seemed like the strategies I used for most of my adult life – setting goals, creating detailed action plans and working my butt off to make success happen all stopped working.
My manifesting muscles went limp.
What I learned during my hero’s journey was that this new stage of life required a different set of skills – the ability to connect with what was deeply important to my soul and to host this information gently without attachment; a willingness to let life lead; cultivating the habit of waiting so that life could unfold as it should without me forcing and directing everything.
It was about becoming the chalice instead of the gladiator.