None of us would want to stay alive forever if we were old and sick and in pain and lonely and depressed and all that. I would assume.
So how can we stay young and healthy indefinitely? I’m 54 myself, so I haven’t exactly proved one can live indefinitely, but I’ll have a go at putting together some thoughts about staying young that I have picked up from my own life and around the place. Here are some things we can do:
1. Work with our feelings
Physical aging is caused by suppressed feelings. As young children we most likely did not suppress our feelings, or not very much—but we were taught as we grew older that saying and showing exactly what we felt was definitely not on. So any therapies or methods for getting in touch with suppressed feelings and allowing them to flow through us will help restore health and youthfulness to the body.
2. Work with our intuition
An alive healthy person follows their intuition. They follow their gut feelings. Their intuitive promptings flowing through them and on into action are life itself flowing through them.
Anyone reading this blog would already be successful in life, so would already know how to follow their intuition in many areas of their life. The challenge, I think, is to start following intuition more in those areas where we are not yet reaching our potential.
We turn down intuitive prompts for all sorts of reasons—all of which boil down to fear of some sort. Then we get “logical” to justify not going with the intuition. It can be difficult to even know what is intuition and what is our other “voices”. There are lots of books, blogs and workshops around that help people learn to follow their intuition. I personally like Shakti Gawaine’s book ‘Living in the Light’, for this.
3. Change our thoughts
Top sportspeople practise “seeing” themselves winning—to make it come true. Top business people often have the same practice. The blogosphere is full of writings about how to attract success and abundance and anything else with our thoughts. It’s hardly a new idea that our life and reality is created by the thoughts we are putting out there.
So what effect would it have on us to believe we are going to die one day?
I’d suggest that believing death is inevitable is actually what causes all aging and death, ultimately. Because many subliminal, subconscious fears come into play and stop life flowing through us. And our hearts turn to escape, eventually.
An interesting exercise is to imagine for some time period—say, an hour or a day—that you are not ever going to die. And see how it feels, and if it sits right with you. It’s just an experiment.
It would be great to hear what you think—if you would like to write in the comments section below.
photo by Thiru Murugan