These are the words of Marianne Williamson in The Age of Miracles:
This is not the end. It is the beginning...Growing older just happens; growing wise is something else again. The challenge of age is not to skip life's disappointments, but to transcend them. We transcend them by learning the lessons they have taught us, however painful...But the miracle of change is that nothing that happened before this moment has any bearing on what's possible now, except that what you learned from it can be fuel for a magnificent future.
My apologies to Marianne for changing the word "midlife" in the last paragraph to "change."
3 years ago