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:
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” —
Spending Time in Nature
Experiencing and Trusting Emotions
Remaining Centered Amid Chaos