The ages of 42- 63 are about building spiritual maturity.
- Much of what happens in this time period depends upon if you hit the crisis described in Part 2 of this series in the cycles of ages 35-42. If you already experienced crisis, this period after crisis could be a time of productivity, innovation, imagination, new strength. A time where careers are reshaped and where you really know what you want to do in life.
- It can also be a time of greater patience, new friendships, new-found confidence.
- Increased flexibility and humor than in the past.
- A time to remember the past as we gain perspective.
- Wisdom prevails.
- Another new burst of energy, with many earlier conflicts now resolved.
- Enjoyment of respect and confidence.
- Living from within our own maturity, out of the depth of our own experience.
- In this phase, we go inward for insight.
Ages 63 and Beyond
- Betty Staley writes that this is “a continuation of previous phases. The processes of development which began at 35 continue and mature.”
We will be taking a closer look at each one of the seven-year cycles from age 21-63 in the coming weeks.
Looking forward to delving further into the notion of human biography with you all,