Adulthood can be a time of transformation. It can be a time of spiritual unfolding. Dramatic as it may sound, adulthood can be metamorphosis.
Based on my research of the literature on adult development, I am convinced that there is an adult metamorphosis. However, unlike the caterpillar’s metamorphosis, our transformation is invisible. It happens in a part of us that does not show up on X rays, cannot be measured by medical equipment, and cannot be tested in a laboratory. It happens inside us. And it happens over a lifetime.
Our metamorphosis is, in fact, a quest. The signposts on our quest are questions (from quaerere: to search). They may not automatically point us in the “right” direction. But if we ask questions and seek answers with an open heart, they will move us forward on our journey.
Excerpted from the article:
Adventuring Into Midlife: Transformation via Breakdowns and Breakthroughs
Written by Mark Gerzon
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