In life we have two major identity crises. The first, occurring in adolescence, is to establish an identity. You must get a sense of who you are. The second identity crisis is at midlife when you must give up who you think you are so you can become who you were meant to be. This transition isn't easy and is greatly resisted. Midlife is ultimately about the search for true meaning in life. Whenever we ask about *meaning* we have asked a spiritual question. Midlife is an opportunity for an awakening into a deeper spirituality.