Deepak’s Second Lifetime Is Actually Happening Earlier

April 29, 2011 by  
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Looking through the internet for interesting posts, I came across the below by Deepak Chopra.  In his post Deepak discusses the quality of life we now have as we live longer.  He refers to a “second lifetime” one that we can focus on a spiritual retreat.  Using the Indian belief of four stages of being – where in the end a person abandons his/hers family and possessions to care for a spiritual journey – Deepak suggests a spiritual retreat where the “old” materialistic preoccupations take back seat to new spiritual ones.

While there is no argument to his suggestions – a life does not have any meaning based on money and power alone – I am of the belief this shift is now happening way before the 50 year old mark to many of us.

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Midlife Crisis Or An Opportunity For Change

March 18, 2011 by  
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At the end of a meeting yesterday, I stayed behind to talk to a dear friend who is in his 60s.  He wanted to tell me he was investigating new paths for his life.  He has been a successful producer, husband, and father, and was now feeling the need for a change.  He has built a life that affords him the time and finances to ponder what’s next.

As we talked, I understood he was concerned his move was to be an actual next phase and not a crisis or an end.

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