Most of us have a family and children to take care for, maybe even parents and other relatives who need our help. During the last decades many women are also active in building their work careers. They live in a continuous flow of pre-programmed time, of stress and overwhelm. They don’t have much time to think about the meaning of life. What gives their lives meaning is the obvious things they are engaging in.
When we are getting older we begin to see life differently. The children are grown, less responsibility there, maybe we finally find a work we really like to do and we go on our path of self realisation. We need to decide ourselves what gives meaning for our lives, what is igniting us and keeps us going. We are more oriented inside than outside, we enjoy life in a different way.
But at the same time we realise that our lives might end, more sooner than later. And we need to confront our changing body shapes and condition, the wrinkles on our face which betrays our illusion. How can we live the “third half” of our lives well? develop our creativity is a good answer.
Dorothy shares with us her way into her seventies and how she is handling her life creatively.