Tips on Keeping Mind and Body Young
By Jesse Anson Dawn
Jesse Anson Dawn, age 52, author of the national award-winning book, Never "Old", speaks out about a most stirring subject: how and why we age.
Presently answering the Question: "Throughout your writings, you emphasize the importance of telling the truth. Can you explain how truth-telling affects how we age?"
Dear Reader, Quite innocently perhaps, or with a feeling that it's a human right, many of us (due to the fact that we may look and feel younger than our numerical "age"), prefer to occasionally lie about our so-called "age". But as a general rule for any situation, telling the truth is healthier and more rejuvenating. Why?
Consider the objective process of the polygraph (or "lie detector"). The polygraph measures both blood pressure and the electric pulses of the skin. When we tell the truth, blood pressure is normal, as is the electrical vibration produced by the skin-body. But when we lie, both blood pressure and the body's electric pulsations tend to rise.
In other words, lying is a producer of a kind of stress, and as we have learned, stress is most definitely an aging factor. Therefore, the less deceitful and more truth bearing our lives are, the less stress we tend to be burdened with, and the more protected we become from that body-spirit thief we have come to call "aging".
But what about the rationale that lying and/or exaggeration has become somewhat of a way of life in this world? In fact blatant exaggeration has become one of the main methods of "comedy", e.g., "Haw-haw! He's got a nose the size of an elephant!" Not. And yet my favorite kind of comedy is the truth-telling and satirical kind, like the recent quote that I read which said something to the effect of: "The only kind of 'mind over matter' that the present (pro-aging) education system teaches us is this: they don't mind and you don't matter." Funny, but sadly true.
And it's the "they don't mind and you don't matter" system of education so prevalent today that is in direct conflict with my CE Mindpower anti-aging system, the CE (creationary energy) system amid which "mind over matter" becomes an effective method of perpetually youthful life. But how can "mind over matter" and truthfulness become an effectively rejuvenating way of life?
Well, being that my writing space here is limited, I can only touch upon the effectiveness of CE Mind-power little by little, (which is why I wrote the Never "Old" book, because it takes a good size volume to explain all the ways that the CE Mindpower bodily protection system has been proven to work). Nevertheless, I do the best I can to answer difficult questions amid the space allowed.
And as for the premise of telling the truth, one of my favorite sayings (so much so that I have it posted on my living room wall) deals with mankind's struggle with lie-producing systems, and the saying (from Henry Miller) goes: "The real man of the future is the TRUTHFUL man." Truthman (always?) Selah (which translates as meaning "forever"). Also there's that saying from Benjamin Disraeli which seems worth posting, declaring that: "Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time." And is it ever. Yes, rising with the truth rather than sinking with common delusion.
I believe that telling the truth is an innate part of enjoying life. In fact, one personal quiz that I occasionally go through is to write a list of the people who I've come across who seem to be accomplishing that rare feat, the genuine enjoyment of life. But sadly, it's a very small list. In fact, I've been teaching CE Mindpower amid visits to more than 30 countries, and I've met ONLY FIVE PEOPLE who seem to qualify for the list!
All of which brings us back again to the question of whether so-called "modern" life is more conducive to enjoyment or grief. This crucial question brings to mind another relevant quote, this time by the great Nelson Mandela: "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you ..." So true.
In fact, this also goes for faking sadness just so others won't feel slighted or threatened by the bubbling of any so-called "ego", the much aligned "ego" which, after all, may merely be the healthy feeling of being uplifted by your true potential.
Anyhow, till we meet again, keep it YOUthful and happily truthful, dear reader, and by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR, along with those happy journeys of YOUthfulness, and as ever and ever, happy rejuvenating!
For the whole "anti-aging" story, Jesse Dawn's 258-page book, Never "Old" (nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and winner of the National Association of Independent Publishers Award for Content) can be quickly received by charge card. Simply call World Changing Books at their toll-free number 1 (800) RENEW-22 (736-3922) or send a check for $11.95 (includes book, 1st class postage and handling) made out to World Changing Books and sent to them at P.O. Box 5491, Hilo, HI 96720.
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