Can We Stop Our Body From Aging by Changing Our Perception of Time?
By Curtis Aiken.
What would happen if society stopped living according to the calendar and clock? If we no longer measured time, would time cease to exist and would we only focus on ‘now’? Would we ever run late if we didn’t have to be anywhere at a certain time, therefore would time stresses also vanish from our lives? The big question is: Would we age if we didn’t count the years?
It astounds me that people can predict to the second when a cosmic event will take place, such as the recent movements of Venus in front of the sun. It’s not like they look through a telescope at 8:00PM and predict that at 8:25PM, there will be a shift in the solar winds; a huge black hole will open up and out of which space matter will emerge and pass by Uranus. Twenty-five minutes is child’s play; these days predictions down to the second are made months, if not years, in advance.
I’m not here to debate how society would get by without clocks and calendars; I am more interested in how tracking time is affecting our health and lifespan. I have written many articles and a book on the subject of how our thoughts create our reality. To summarize what it’s all about, we get in life what we expect. How do you expect children to act? How do you expect teenagers to act? How strong, limber and resilient do you expect a teenager’s body to be? I don’t know how old you are, but how do you compare your body to a teenager’s body and what will your body look like after another 20 birthdays?
This is not an easy thing to imagine; when I look into the mirror I can’t visualise what I will look like when I am 50, but I can look at 50 year olds and predict that my eyesight may be failing and my joints will hurt. I won’t bounce if I fall; I may break instead. Running will be a thing of the past, and so will touching my toes without bending my knees and holding on to something that will support my weight.
Now, I don’t actually believe any of these degenerations are a part of my future; after all, I eat raw food. But whether we actively think about it or not, we do have an embedded belief in our subconscious mind about how a 50, 70, and even a 90 year old looks, behaves, and physically functions. In addition to that, we may even consider it unlikely to actually make it to 90 years old as most people don’t.
Some people hide from their birthdays as they get older while others proudly acknowledge them but both groups of people know exactly where they stand in relation to being a child and being in the later years of their life. Both sets of people have a subconscious expectation of what people are like who are the ages that they too shall soon be.
What if we weren’t aware of our birthdays? What if we didn’t know when another year had passed through the celebration of any annual public or personal anniversaries? Would we still age the same? We have such an ingrained expectation of what we should look like at certain ages that when we see someone who looks young for their age we are often amazed because we have certain expectations of what someone their age should look like and we get in our own lives what we expect.
Note that we get in our lives what we expect, not what we want unless we expect what we want. I think we will find that a lot of people age slow compared to the majority of the population over the next 20 to 30 years. The people I am referring to discovered the health benefits of lowering animal product consumption and increasing the consumption of raw vegetables and fruit with a high intake of extremely nutrient-dense foods dubbed ‘Superfoods’. Why? Including myself, these people have discovered that these foods can add years to their life and make them look younger. These foods help people to maintain a healthy weight and have more energy and vitality. Because of the belief that these foods promote longevity, consumers of these foods will outlive their peers who consume standard Western diets and they will have younger, healthier bodies for longer.
So, was it the food itself or was it the expectation of what the food would do for them that moulded the shape of their body over the years? A never-ending debate could be sparked by that question so the safest answer is probably to say: Both. It is their food and their mindset.
I am personally leaning more toward the idea that it is our belief that keeps us young rather than the food. I eat extremely well and because of this I know I am well and because I know I am well I am well. I know that it is my knowing that makes me well and not the food itself however I am not in a place in my mind yet, where I could give up the healthy eating and still know that I am well.
Often, we need to take action physically to then be able to expect results. If we could expect the results of eating healthy without actually eating healthy, I believe we would still get the same results. That would take some serious mind power though.
Can you see how our thoughts tie in with our physical well-being and our aging? Perhaps I can’t convince the world to do away with clocks and calendars, but perhaps we can collectively change how our future will play out by changing our individual expectations for our future.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi.
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