© Margaret L. Cunningham, PhD 2002
Last updated May 12, 2012
The next major link in the chain is that of mid-life. This is a
time when people look inward. They review their lives.
Often this corresponds with external changes: children
leave home, people change careers. Some feel as though
their world has been turned upside down.
Carl Jung wrote that most problems of mid-life are of a spiritual
nature. The internal exploration can indeed be a spiritual quest.
This is frequently accompanied by vivid dreams.
Understanding these  dreams can help the person find the
correct path through the maze of this transition period.