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Your Source of Health

Your Source of Health

The biochemistry of the body is a product of awareness.

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

Each of us inhabits a reality lying beyond all change. Deep inside us, unknown to the five senses, is an innermost core of being, a field of non-change that creates personality, ego and body. This being is our essential state. It is who we really are.

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Adapted from The Essential Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007). Reprinted by permission of the author.

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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7:10AM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

you don't stop playing because you're old, your'e old because you stop playing. Anon

2:02AM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

People who retire on higher incomes and who can buy the best medical attention and enjoy the most restful and exciting holidays, far outlive those who struggle to feed themselves or who cannot afford medical treatment. True quality of life is only for the wealthy.
In AIDS-ravaged areas, life-expectancy averages only around 45 years and their decline is painful and unpleasant. Unfortunately, there is growing inequality in our world...

8:27PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Good reminder of important things, thanks.

12:49PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

good stuff thanks!

12:10PM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

great reminders

6:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

thanks Deepak

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3:53AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

great article

1:26AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

I prefer to die younger ..Death is peaceful place to be....A luck if you live TOOO long..some people they do all sorts of things and they live longer....!

1:23AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

I prefer to die younger ..Death is peaceful place to be....A luck if you live TOOO long..some people they do all sorts of things and they live longer....!

1:19AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

I prefer to die younger ..Death is peaceful place to be....A luck if you live TOOO long..some people they do all sorts of things and they live longer....!

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