The less of whom we think we used to be, the more room there is for God.
Do you ever have the feeling that you used to be somebody—and now you’re not anymore? As we leave old jobs, roles and communities, it is natural to mourn the losses. Of course, something new and potentially even greater than our old personas will eventually kick in. But in the midst of transition, we may go through a period of feeling lost, displaced or empty. This period is a test of your faith. Trust that it is the very stripping away of illusions that opens up new space in our ordinary lives for an expanded awareness of presence of the divine.
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D. is Founder of FierceWithAge, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality. Dr. Orsborn, who earned her doctorate in religion from Vanderbilt University, is the best-selling author of 21 books including her newest book: Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn. (Spring 2013) Dr. Orsborn is a sought after speaker/retreat leader and spiritual director.
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