The body is made up of trillions of cells. It has been seen that for some mysterious reason, the cells suddenly stop regenerating and then deterioration begins. The cells collectively form the whole body and so the body gets moulded accordingly.
The “age trap” is a chronological perspective of age that has been imposed upon us by the world. The mind, in turn, “auto suggests” to the body which responds accordingly. This happening reinforces the society’s view of age. In other words, Age becomes an expression of the collective consciousness of the world.
Correct thinking can be achieved by developing a positive psychological perspective.
To do this:
- Live in the Present: When we talk more of the past than of the present or future, we’ve become old. “When I was your age…” OR “those were the good ol’ days…”. On the other hand, thinking too far into the future arouses anxiety and fear of the unknown. These emotions are detrimental to the self, so it is not advisable to think too far down the line. Thinking too far into the future arouses anxiety and fear of the unknown. These emotions are detrimental to the self, so it is not advisable to think too far down the line. Try to live in the Present. Past evokes death while future evokes fear and worry. Become more aware of your present. Yoga and meditation help you live in the present.
- Think beautiful: People who have a very positive outlook towards others and life in general look beautiful because they think beautiful and this is what makes them appealing. Yoga helps to achieve an “expanded consciousness”. Yoga helps achieve this expanded consciousness. As you work towards it, you will realize the inconsequentiality of petty egos and material desire. This in turn will help you to look at everything objectively and in a positive and beautiful manner.
- Think young: Be in young company and you will think young. It is known that a baby can laugh up to about 400 times a day while we as adults (if we’re lucky) laugh about once. Example is Dr. Norman Cousins who overcame his life-threatening tissue disease through laughter alone!! Appreciate the perceptions of youth, this will help you think young. In turn, your body will behave young. Anxiety and fear ensure the rapid deterioration of the immune system. Yoga teaches so and the practice and results of Yoga Nidra is nothing but an underlining of this fact.
- Practice a “living” diet: Your food must complement your thought and assist in the correct thinking. It is seen that preserved and formula foods in fact never achieve the lasting purpose they are made for. At best, they may provide a temporary benefit, which is followed by greater malady. Eat simply and live in harmony with nature. Foods such as sprouts, fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits are known as “living” foods. They have the power to regenerate the cells of the body and mind. Nuts and other whole foods also come in this category.
These “correct” foods in turn promote “correct” thinking – the thinking we are seeking to achieve that ONE quest from time immemorial – maintaining the fountain of youth.