Carl Jung defines mid-life as the time when we start asking questions about meaning. As we approach middle-life we see a shift in perspective. Our interest in materialism and the rat-race often gives way to a more reflective and enlightened period in which we begin to appreciate the unique and precious nature of our individual existence.
To celebrate this new-found wisdom Anne Alcock has compiled a selection of twenty-four well-loved Old Testament passages that touch upon many of the issues that concern us as we enter middle age. Topics include fear, doubt, loss, acceptance, endurance, renewal and the celebration of Gods ultimate plan for us as individuals. Accompanying each passage are the authors own reflections, which contextualise and expand upon each theme. In addition, she offers helpful relaxation techniques to be practised prior to each reflection to prepare the reader for meaningful and relaxed meditation.
Suitable for religious or lay people, individuals or groups, Turning Aside To Hear is an essential companion for those embarking upon the journey through mid-life where appreciation and hope replace the uncertainties of youth.