“Whomever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whomever loses his life for my sake will find it.” MT: 16 25
Losing our Life in Midlife
Whether we are moving through the transitions of perimenopause and menopause or simply suffering a midlife crisis, the midlife journey is about losing our lives. In order to birth our soul – the uniquely creative way in which we were gifted to find meaning, purpose and fulfillment and through which we are called to serve the betterment of our world – something has to die. Typically, that something is the life that we have known. The treacherous path of midlife causes us to confront all those things in our life that are no longer life-giving (if they ever were), to examine the person we made ourselves to be for the sake of other people’s approval, and to challenge our perceived comfort in the status quo. All of this confronting, challenging and examining is to serve one purpose and that is to make room for our true self to emerge, our gifts and our passions to step in and to free us to live our dreams. In order to be the person God made us to be, we have to let our old lives die.
What is it that you are being invited to examine, confront, challenge and ultimately let die so that your new life can begin?