The latter part of the 17th century saw Sir Issac Newton enter the scientific scene with his now famous ‘laws of motion’ and ‘universal gravitation’, both of which laid the foundation for classical mechanics… aka Newtonian Physics.
Classical mechanics has been the default way that we observe and measure everything in our physical world, including our bodies (and how they age), for the past 300 plus years.
The beauty of classical physics is that it enables scientists, and even lay people like us, to accurately quantify, measure and predict the behavior of physical things in our universe… from planets and stars out in space to the inner workings of the cells in our body, and how they control the aging process.
The analytical—left brain—part of our mind is captivated with knowing for certain what will happen given a pre-determined set of circumstances. For example, some research scientists like to emphasize the genetic element and how it applies to aging which results in the all too common observation: “a long lifespan doesn't appear to run in your family”.
We been conditioned to feel safe and secure knowing that certain factors are reliable indicators of future consequences. That's the reason why Western Civilization has been so enamored with Newtonian physics for so long; our minds are conditioned to crave certainty and absolutely abhor uncertainty.
But are our overly-analytical minds conspiring to support limiting beliefs about aging? It seems so.
For example, you can retire and collect Social Security benefits in your 60's.
From my perspective, that's awfully young to ‘retire’ from life and leaves a not-so-subtle suggestion that your better years are behind you. But who am I to complain about the ever-reliable and automatic Social Security benefits that are deposited into my bank account each month?
People Haven't Always Thought This Way
But western culture hasn't always held such constrained and limiting beliefs about the universe.
Way before Newton arrived (as in 2,000 years before) there was Plato, who had a decidedly different take on how things worked. Plato postulated that the natural world we perceive through our five senses revealed only an incomplete version, a shadow of sorts, of what the ‘Ideal Truth’ as he called it, actually was.
Besides Plato there have been other noted philosophers, mystics and so-called spiritual masters like Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama), Jesus, Rumi, Adi Shankara and many more.
The one common denominator that these enlightened beings seemed to share was that there is something much more timeless and powerful that backs-up our physical world. Just as electromagnetic waves that connect our various devices to each other and the air that we breathe cannot be seen, touched or tasted… spiritual sages have always maintained that there is more to our physical world that meets the eye.
Are We Living In The Dark Ages When It Comes to Aging?
Although many would maintain that classical Newtonian physics was an intellectual improvement that has enabled civilization to better understand the universe, many others contend otherwise. Some say—including me—that we have gone back to living in the dark ages when it comes to understanding the mind/body connection, and how it applies to our health and the way we age.
During the early part of the 20th century, the discovery and emergence of quantum physics have appeared to confirm what the ancient masters, mystics and religions have maintained for centuries… that there is an unseen, alternate aspect to the universe that our analytical minds refuse to accept, much less comprehend.
How else is it possible to explain occurrences such as:
- healing of terminal illnesses
- remote viewing
- foretelling of future events (precognition)
- visualization to improve athletic performances
- hypnosis to change habits
And, allow me add one more…
- people who have managed to slow down the aging process
It's Time For A Paradigm Shift
So-called modern science—based on the classical mechanics model—doesn't have an explanation for any of those things; but quantum mechanics does! Quantum physics has been around for about 100 years now. What in the hell is taking us so long to accept what has been known in prior centuries and is now being confirmed by ‘real’ modern science? The answer is that we've been culturally conditioned by an antiquated and limited mindset for the past 300 years. We can't see the label because we're trapped inside the jar!
What this all means, with regards to influencing the aging process, is HUGE.
Most of us are aware of what actions we need to take in order to look, feel and act younger. Clean eating, less eating, improving flexibility, staying active, nutritional supplements, etc.
All those activities fall into what is commonly referred to as the ‘natural anti-aging’ category. And they're all necessary and good. From my perspective—very good.
But implementing all these anti-aging methods and strategies can be difficult, leading one to struggle with them. What if there was a way to remove all of that internal conflict?
What if you could recapture your youth by, instead of overcoming mindless lifestyle habits that lead to premature aging, approaching things from the inside-out?
No, I'm not talking about from the inside of your body. From the inside of your mind.
>>> How to think yourself younger… (page 4 of 5)