I’ve been going through the book Grow Younger, Live Longer by Deepak Chopra. One interesting topic discussed is the possibility of reversing the aging process by altering your perceptions. Basically, by changing how you view yourself, your age, and the process of getting older, you can turn back the clock many years.
To me, this makes a lot of sense. If you are let’s say 45 yrs old and you perceive this as being very old, then you create a chain of events in your body to fit that perception. If you think it, you become it, pretty much! However, if you view this age as nothing but a number and you perceive yourself as being younger, you will jump start a series of mechanisms within you that will work to match this idea of yourself. For example, if you think “I’m tired”, you will be tired! Same with if you think, “I’m getting old” you WILL get old!
So by simply changing the way you view yourself, you can completely transform and redefine your aging process. If you are 45 yrs old and you think of yourself as old and limited by that, then these thoughts will become your reality. Perceptions shape your world. If you want a different reality, then alter how you perceive your world. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, you are what you eat, or you reap what you sow, etc. Well add this one: you are what you think.
Perceive getting older as getting better, or getting more experience, not as the decay of your body. Because it doesn’t have to be. I’ve seen tons of people looking and feeling younger now then they were 10 yrs ago simply because they stopped the irrational thoughts about aging, and now view it as not a big deal. All this stress & anxiety about getting older causes you even more harm! It makes you get older even quicker! By just viewing it as a way to get better and better with each passing moment, you are now utilizing your energy in a more positive, helpful way, which will ultimately help you in feeling and looking younger. Remember, you create your own reality with your perceptions, so it’s up to you to view yourself as old and broken down, or as a radiant being full of life that loves every moment of it. Which perception do you think will provide the best result?
I’ve written a couple of courses which reflects on this particular discussion. It helps to visualize yourself as you want to be, which is the first step into making it a reality. You might want to check them out, they can be a great tool to help you with this: