Use It or Lose It, You Choose!

by kathryn629 on August 31, 2010

Aging is inevitable. This much we know. We grow older day by day as do all living organisms. Fortunately, we humans have an advantage. We can make conscious choices and by doing so a person can determine whether they will grow older with vigor and grace or decline with frailty and demise.

So many more options are available to us now, medical treatments including Botox injections,antioxidants, anti-age supplements, creams and lotions all promising to be the latest and greatest elixir of youth. That might be fine for on the surface appearing to slow the hands of father time. But we now know we have tools to help with the bigger picture, to live longer, healthier, happier lives while thriving vs. just surviving.

Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

Candance Pert, author of Molecules of Emotion, and Deepak Chopra in his book Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul and Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief all agree that our consciousness and our conscious choices play a major role in our aging process. Chopra explains how our body is a process in consciousness, not just a physical structure but also a condition response that really is an illusion. All three discuss scientific research that shows we can change our molecules and genes by adhering to a healthier lifestyle with meditation, nutrition and exercise. In addition, our brain is not hardwired but adaptable to our every emotion & thought. When we are depressed our genes down-regulate which means that our body will manifest the effects of that state of consciousness. The opposite being the more we move from self serving to caring for others, love, compassion, the more we up-regulate meaning good genes will turn on.

Awareness is key!

We want to stay mindful of our decisions. We now know that the brain can rewire itself. People are living longer; the fastest growing population is now seniors. It’s up to you how your health and quality of life will be as you grow older.

2 comments

Inspiring post. Your words speak straight to the heart of the wisdom that lies within us.

Your statement, “our brain is not hardwired but adaptable to our every emotion & thought” is a reminder that we regulate our destiny so long as we maintain control of our thoughts and emotions. The power is certainly within us…but it’s up to us to use it.

Thank you for the inspiration.

by Mona Metzger on September 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm. Reply #

Thank you for this one. It’s a great reminder for making conscious choices – not just once, but every day and even many times a day. xo

by Pamela on October 13, 2010 at 11:00 am. Reply #

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