Middle Age is…

“Perhaps middle age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells: the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of ego.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1906

Being in my mid- late 50′s and with my mother having passed away only 5 months ago, I find this to be true for me. I have been working on exactly this shedding of ego for the last 4 months. It is certainly a process of searching deep within myself and asking, What is important enough to me to spend my life energy on? Many things that mattered even 5 years ago, are now losing their grip on me.

What do you think? If you are middle aged, what is your experience?