In the end, “being childlike” curbs aging

I finally did something I thought I would never do; look at the end of a book to see the conclusion.

It was an accident! I swear. (Well, mostly an accident!) I was looking at the index, wondering if there was an “addendum” for statistics or graphs, when a bold sub-head grabbed my attention:

“Being Childlike

It pulled me toward the brief article. I wanted to know how that trait,  described in the book: “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind,”  by Deepak Chopra, M.D. , helped with the aging process. The writing described one of seven practices one can use to “stay young” while the chronological age increases. (Notice, I did not say biological age. A 50-year-old can have the biological features of 35-year-old if he or she exercises, eats well, and is optimistic. Conversely, according to Chopra, one born on the same day as our 50-year-old, could look and act 65, should they worry excessively, eat pizzas every day (my words) and get no more exercise than a couch potato.)

But “being childlike” also resonated with my growing belief:” You must connect with the child in you, to find Love, Compassion and Forgiveness.” That “child” still exists and comes to the surface when we allow them to “hop, skip and jump” now and then, particularly while trekking along our path to (and in)  total awareness.

Not that I am overly concerned about Dr. Chopra’s secondary headlined topic,The Quantum Alternative To Growing Old.” But I agree with his approach and am glad to see it quantified scientifically for any “professional” nay-sayers out there. I believe something is given a lot more credence when it is legitimasized by documented studies.

So, without further ado, let me share with you the seven traits, brought to you by Deepak Chopra, M.D, called a “Creative Action Plan” —

Experiencing Silence

Spending Time in Nature

Experiencing and Trusting Emotions

Remaining Centered Amid Chaos

Being Childlike

Being Self-Referral

Practicing Non-Attachment

( For More, See “Childlike” Two)

6 comments on “In the end, “being childlike” curbs aging

  1. Deepak Chopra is one person I have great respect. I have read most of his books and I must say all of them are real good read.

    At 53 I too feel very childlike now as I too have found LOVE again in me and I think its because of exercise, good food and lots of fruits and a stress free life.

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  2. Chopra is the real deal. He spoke once of happy and sad molecules generated by the corresponding state. He’s an authentic physician. the exercises work.

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  3. Good Work, its nice to know I’m not alone in my journey.

    Paul Kohler

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  4. Great analysis. I enjoyed the book; and the Seven Traits totally ring true, and best of all, can be practiced and learned.

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