If 60 is the New 50, and 50 is the New 40, When Do Adults Get to Rejoice in Their Maturity?
Workshop Explores how Midlife Can Be Rebirth
The pressure to stay young has never been stronger. Modern society places a premium on looking and acting younger than your age. Yet there is a need for change at midlife – an emotional pressure for one phase of our lives to transition into another – a human phenomenon, that affects both male and female. There simply comes a time in our lives – not fundamentally different from the way puberty separates childhood from adulthood – when we accept that one part of ourselves needs to “die” for something else to be reborn.
Marianne Williamson, bestselling author and lecturer, encourages people to psychologically and spiritually reframe this transition so that it leads to a wonderful sense of joy and awakening. In a her new book, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, Williamson treats this transition as “a magical turning point toward life as we’ve never known it, if we allow ourselves the power of independent imagination.” Now in a powerful new Workshop, Williamson brings these principles to life showing us how to leave behind who you used to be and step into an entirely new domain of your existence.
Williamson will discuss a new and unmapped psychological territory – for a generation that is no longer young, but certainly not described as old. As the physical body begins to slow down, the work of consciousness can begin to rev up. This new perspective allows you to let go of old, limiting thought forms about age passed down from generations and create a life of discovery, faith and love. “In your ability to rethink your life lays your greatest power to change it,” shares Williamson. “The state of the world today is one big rite of passage for the Baby Boomer generation. Midlife today is like a second puberty; the experience, including its length, is being redefined.”
Williamson adds. “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 what each breath of life is for. And now at last we have a destiny to fulfill, a destiny of a life that is finally truly lived.”
Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer who has authored nine books, four of which have been New York Times bestsellers. A popular guest on Oprah, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America, Williamson also has her own radio show, airing on the new XM Radio Block called “Oprah and Friends.”
The Workshop is being presented by New Vision Center on Sunday, April 20 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, 5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85250, 2-5:00 pm. Tickets available at www.newvisionaz.org. Ticket prices: $45.00 Regular Seating; $60.00 Premium Seating. Group Tickets available.