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The Pathway To Timelessness February 28, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Health & Wellness, Meditation.
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Even if we can’t literally turn back the hands of time, might we erase the ravages of age by the thoughts we think?

In Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra summarizes a growing body of evidence which supports the conclusion that we can reverse certain signs of aging through application of mindful awareness.

Nothing holds more power over the body than the beliefs of the mind.

We can harness the Mind-Body Connection for healing and making other positive changes in our lives.

By renewing our intention to live active lives, we can improve our motor abilities, strength, agility, and mental responses.

When we insert an intention into our thought processes, such as, “My energy and vigor is increasing every day,” we control the beliefs that govern the aging process . . . instead of letting our beliefs control us.

What else can we do?

I expect you already know the answer to that question.

Donald-Duck-BaseballEnjoy regular physical exercise, lift weights (or do some form of strength training), eat right, get 7-8 hours of sleep, stay positive, explore new interests, rush at each day with open arms, maintain an attitude of gratitude, foster alert curiosity about life, and . . . meditate.

Pressing the “pause button” does our bodies good.

Meditation is a pathway to timelessness.

* Meditation produces profound relaxation and significant changes in breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure.  (Id., p. 163)

* Meditation reduces hormonal imbalances associated with stress, causing the aging process to slow down, pause, or slip into reverse.  The biological age of long time meditators may be 5 – 12 years younger than their chronological age when measured by blood pressure, vision, and hearing.  (Id., pp. 32, 164)

* Levels of cortisol and adrenaline are often lower in meditators and their coping mechanisms are stronger than average.  (Id., p. 162)

* In a study of 2,000 meditators, benefits were noted in 13 major health categories, including 80% less heart disease and 50% less cancer than in controls.  (Id., p. 165)

* Sitting in meditation with the eyes closed induces the nervous system to enter a state of “restful alertness” ~ the mind remains awake while the body goes into a deeply relaxed state.  (Id., p. 164)

* In the timeless present, the eternal now, we free ourselves from time constraints and experience ageless body and timeless mind.  (Id., p. 31)

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LotusMeditation allows us to access our eternal core of inner silence.  In this state of pure awareness, we find creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability.  We experience a space beyond time.

Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your Being. ~ Rumi

Be Here Now.

Aah . . . that’s better!