“… we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true will at evening have become a lie.” – CG Jung
The tasks of adulthood (usually prior to 40 years old) tend to be goal directed and rather mapped out. These accomplishments tend to include work, finding love, raising a family or finding your fulfillment in other creative endeavors. When this stage of development is coming to an end, you may find yourself grieving over the loss of this most productive time. This may be followed by feelings of emptiness and boredom and you may become confused about what the future has in store. So much of your life has been externally driven and now it is time to focus on your internal life. This re-orientation to your inner life can be learned from a trained psychoanalyst, but requires time and patience.