Program Good Health With Intention

The commonsense notion “You’re only as old as you think you are” has deep implications.

One of the greatest limitations of the old paradigm was the assumption that a person’s awareness doesn’t play a role in explaining what is happening in his body. Yet healing cannot be understood unless the person’s beliefs, assumptions, expectations and self-image are also understood. Although the image of the body as a mindless machine continues to dominate mainstream Western medicine, there is unquestionable evidence to the contrary.

Death rates from cancer and heart disease are provably higher among people in psychological distress, and lower among people who have a strong sense of purpose and well-being.

What the new paradigm teaches us is that emotions are not fleeting events isolated in mental space; they are expressions of awareness, the fundamental stuff of life.

Awareness makes a huge difference in aging, for although every species of higher life-form ages, only humans know what is happening to them, and we translate this knowledge into aging itself. To despair of growing old makes you grow old faster, while to accept it with grace keeps many miseries, both physical and mental, from your door.

Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra.

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Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

So interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Fenton Y.
Fenton Y.3 years ago

Simple yet is deep founding!

Kelly Rogers3 years ago


Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers3 years ago

I agree with these sentiments.

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Reverend E. L.
Reverend E. L.3 years ago


jasna gonda
jasna gonda3 years ago

It certainly helps to keep a positive attitude. Can it prevent cancer, I am not so sure.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Berny P.
Berny p.3 years ago

I think of the phrase "Mind over matter" when I think about how our thougths affect our health and well-being.
Many self-help teachers have professed the direct connection between how we think and how we feel. I believe that this connection is strong but of course our day to day problems are not always easy to cope with.

My motto is...take one day at a 64 this is what i try to do even if it is not always easy.

Miranda Parkinson

Never a truer word spoken!