The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom
The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, by Angeles Arrien. This collection of teachings, reflections, and stories from around the world open us to the challenge and deeper mysteries of the "great crossing" at midlife. Working with the images, poetry, metaphors, and other forms of symbolic language from diversified cultures, Angeles Arrien introduces us to the Eight Gates if Initiation. Readers are taken step-by-step through each gate to learn more about: How to effectively cope with the natural challenges of health and an aging body, Your secret longings: how they give you direction and inspiration to begin a project that is connected with your life dream, The gate of intimacy: two dangers that can stop your crossing, Ways to balance the two distinct meanings of life: your external, quantitative and material experiences, with the internal, qualitative, sensory experiences, Retirement – from what toward what, and more.