Never Too Late, Episode 126

“Perhaps,” Lizzie says, “even our reactivity is a way to come home”. There’s a part of us that is reactive, a way in which we get triggered and gripped by our certainties about ourselves and one another. Another, more essential part, is a kind of depth and openness in which we can meet the world – and have the world meet us – with more depth and openness in return. When we’re gripped by our reactivity, our depth and wholeness are still present, and our learning to turn towards them can be a potent and life-giving path for meeting life more fully.  And our reactivity, if we’ll notice it, can be the sign that it’s time to turn back towards life. A conversation about the ways in which it’s never too late to turn things around, with Lizzie Winn and Justin Wise of Thirdspace.

This is Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by Thirdspace in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living. Find us on FaceBook to watch live and join in the lively conversation on this episode. We’re also on YouTube, and as a podcast on Apple, Google and Spotify. You can find videos of every episode, and more about the project on the Turning Towards Life website.

Here’s our source for this week, chosen for us by Lizzie:

The ancient sense of transformation assumes that there is something essential within us that we can turn to and learn from; that we can draw upon repeatedly and grow from continuously. Besides involving a change in consciousness, such a deep inner change also includes a process of self-healing that can occur in moments of wholeness arising from the source of the deep self and soul within us. The old reason for not giving up on someone, even if they have failed repeatedly, is because a genuine turnaround in life is possible at any time and at any age. Because such moments are timeless, when it comes to waking up and turning things around, it is never too late.

Michael Meade, “Awakening the Soul”

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