- "Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional"
"Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional"
by Elna Nugent
(Lenox, MA USA)
I have to pass this on. The title statement above is a quote from Christiane Northrup , MD, who claims "Health can be contagious."
My daughter had phoned a month ago me telling me she had been reading some of Dr. Northrup"s books and said, "Mom, I felt like you were talking to me all the way through them. If was as if it was your book, and it was almost eerie."
Well, last week I heard this Dr. Northrup interviewed and believe me, I learned so much from her in one hour that I am still amazed. She said our culture teaches us to feel old by just asking our age. "In reality the number of years we have lived has nothing to do with our real age." Our biological age is in our bodily cells which reveals our true age --and our mindset trumps our genes.
She cited a study done at Harvard with two groups of men. One group was to be given a lecture about aging. The other group of men was asked to bring a photo of themselves when they were at their prime in life. Their photos showed the men active in sports or hiking or a favorite hobby of pastime. This group was asked to get out of their chairs and go outside and talk about that time of their life while walking in fresh air and on grass.The men were asked to go home and put their photos near where they could look at them three times a day, because you "become what you see and believe."
Both groups were tested physically before and after their sessions and the second group showed an amazing change for the better.
Dr. Northrup said there is a part of us that is eternal. "You can step out of the cage of age." and instead of thinking our ourselves as being less- its time to just think about ourselves less often than we do.
My daughter had been reading Northrup's book entitled, Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being