Until the day we find the fountain of youth, everyone will have to age... It's as if our life is separated by chapters. And almost like a book, it almost always start nice and easy, then a little more dramatic and then the final curtain calls. I'm speaking of coarse about being a child, teen, adult and a senior. It is clear to everyone that life has a course with a beginning, a middle, and an end. This concept not only involves the idea that there are different phases in life, but emphasizes the belief that any phase builds upon the previous ones. In the same way a boy can't learn how to divide or multiply without first knowing how to add or subtract, the fact of forming adult relationships outside of the family of origin is problematic for a person who never had acceptable relationships at home. Life Phase 1: Exploring Exploring (life stage one) In life stage one, you begin by exploring your world in search of ... inspiration ... answers ... a life direction ... or a lover. IT all depends on the area of life you are dealing with. Life Calling (life stage two) Life stage two is a time to follow the promise of things to come and seek to understand what you are called to do. Dreams, touchstones and things that delight you all provide hints and clues worth pursuing. Focusing (life stage three) What drives life stage three is a quest to follow you calling and find your passion and what makes you unique. Questions about life, who you are and who you can become ... lead to a sorting through to find the ideas, lifestyles, values and career choices that fit you best. Working (life stage four) The Working stage is the opportunity to start putting into action the things you have sensed in the Calling stage and learned in the Focusing stage. Now is the time to begin trying on in real life the ideas, lifestyles, values and career choices that you thing fit you best. Life Phase 5: Excelling Excelling (life stage five) In the fifth stage of Excelling you move beyond just working out the basics of life and now focus on excelling at what you do. The switch is one of attention -- becoming mind full of the results you produce instead of just the paycheck you earn. Mastering (life stage six) Life stage six marks a major transition that few people make. Now, your attention shifts from excellence to mastering the tools, materials, and process of what you do in order to achieve at the highest levels Transcending (life stage seven) Few people reach this stage -- where you start to interact directly with the principles that underlie reality and determine what is possible and impossible. At this point, you start to redefine the boundaries of what is possible, probable and certain. Regenesis* (life stage eight/zero) Life stage Eight/Zero comes at a time when your life energy lasts beyond the role you were living and it is time to undergo a rebirth. A whole life begins and you need to begin anew the quest to figure out who you are and who you can become in this new life. As disconcerting as the transition is, it catapults you to start on a new cycle of evolution with a new Exploring phase.