Midlife As Spiritual Practice

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L. Roger Owens wanted to approach midlife with intention. He crafted a spiritual experiment for himself: if he went for 40 walks in nature the year after his 40th birthday, how might that shape his experience of midlife? He poured the spiritual wisdom he gleaned from this intentional and open approach to midlife into his newest book, Threshold of Discovery: A Field Guide to Spirituality in Midlife.

In our conversation, we explore how Roger was able to experience entering into midlife as a spiritual practice. I am intrigued by this idea of an entire season of life becoming a spiritual practice. I hope the conversation will inspire you, whatever season of life you are in, to play with the question of how this phase of life might be an invitation into deeper relationship with God.