Apr 17 2010
I came of age in the 70s–a time when many of us tried to “color outside the lines”, but then real life got in the way and I conformed to the dictates of society. After all, I was a wife, mother, and school teacher. While my children and students needed a positive role model, I found I was not being true to who I was by staying inside the carefully drawn lines I thought I must follow. As I’ve progressed down my spiritual path by following The Way, I have come to the creative self-realization that I must color outside my box in order to transform into more of who I am. Daily, I am reminded of Dante’s quote: “Midway upon the journey of my life I found myself in a dark wood, where the right way was lost.” I have come to the realization that my right way was lost because I conformed to ideals that were not right for me. Now that the blood of the creative life force no longer is expressed as children, it is staying with me and allowing me to color my own way. Perhaps this is what mid-life is all about.