Every once in a long while I discover what I consider to be a shining star in the field of midlife literature. The new book Tao Flashes is most certainly one of those! Here you will find the perfect book to help you sit and consider the natural changes brought on by midlife mind.
Lisa G. Froman, a new author, has discovered for herself what a special journey midlife can be, one filled with rough terrain and amazing power. She would like to help you navigate this path with integrity and grace.
Starting from the timeless ancient Chinese text the Tao Te Ching, translated as simply “The Way,” Lisa shares her own flashes of wisdom with the purpose of inspiring women everywhere to find new meaning during this confusing and often tumultuous time in life.
Here are a few examples:
“Just as we become wiser, more pliable, more beautiful, just as we begin to have clarity, we also begin to notice the signs of aging, the wrinkles, the sagging skin. At menopause, we battle hot flashes and watch as our bodies reshape themselves into something we may no longer recognize. At the time when we are gaining power, we often feel we are losing our beauty. But the life lessons we wear on our faces are actually the subtle reminders of a rich and beautiful life executed with grace through times of pain and glory.”
At middle age we experience another paradox as we become freer, looser, yet somehow more serious about our lives, our purpose, our commitment to things and people outside of ourselves.
“And as we discover what gives us depth and dimension, we can begin to embrace the light and the dark sides of our nature. That’s when things get interesting”
Do not miss this thoughtful, meditative guide to midlife peace. Lisa clearly understands the gentle ups and downs of gradual emotional transition.
Here she offers you a beautiful, thought-provoking volume which includes questions and affirmations after each short chapter. Start anywhere in this book, and you will not be disappointed.