By Jesse Anson Dawn
Tips on Keeping Mind and Body Young
Jesse Anson Dawn, age 56, 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:
“How can a person who is extremely busy with work, family, etc., find the time to study the ways of real rejuvenation?’
“Time,” time, time, so much “busyness” but so little “time” for ourSELVES! As again we hear worry about “time” and the “shortage” of it — but isn’t “time” merely what we make it? Was a refusing-to-see-doctors Edison “tapped of time” when still actively inventing at 83? Was it “too late” for Frank Lloyd Wright to “get it together” when still designing brilliant architecture at 91? Was Georgia O’Keeffe or Pablo Picasso “past their prime“ and “out of time” when still painting valuable works well into their 90s?”
We’re All Designers
It seems communication becomes most timelessly intense when it’s designed as an art, thus arousing the designer in us all, just as Henry Miller so artfully designs his perspective of the “artist” in this passage from his brilliant book The World of D.H. Lawrence:
“The artist is he who . . . with the passionate infusion of his personality, revitalizes the problems and renews our enthusiasm, our taste for struggle, therefore our interest in life . . . By the force and power of the artist’s vision, the static, synthetic thing which is called the ‘world’ is destroyed. The artist gives back to us a vital, singing universe, alive in all its parts.”
Thinking of a “vital, singing universe, alive in all its parts” calls to mind the concept of feeling ALL the cells of the body interconnecting (a concept which I call Full-Body Circuitry) — whereby a key to full-torso cell activation (or full-body electrogenesis) is stimulated. This kind of truly penetrating awareness is at the core of my creativity-as-healer psychology, the kind of self-will-as-an-art which Henry Miller clarifies in this word-painting of what he calls the “true artist”:
“He clears the air of poisons, of miasma, of lying delusions . . . He seeks, by expressing his views publicly, to wean the public of a dependency which in itself is an expression of a disease. He is not so much interested in healing as in being. He does not seek to cure . . . but to eliminate disease . . . by devouring it, incorporating it into the body of light and health which is man’s true heritage . . . this is why he sings, music being the essence of this unison with reality . . . this is why he is prophetic: he has his finger on the cosmic pulse which beats eternal. That is why he is anarchic, because all lesser forms of order must perish to give way to the greater, unseen order. That is why he sings only about life, how things seem to him, or are. He moves with the spheres, evanescent and changing, yet changeless.”
“Changeless” yes, but in a positive way just as Miller describes — Miller who was said to be more alive at 89 than most people are at 19 — Miller who lets us know that —
“Out of the dying forms there must emerge a new living rhythm.” And I can surely relate to that — relate to a dynamically alive, living rhythm that can help people stop from “forever wagging their heads no,” as Henry put it — Miller who along with being a superb writer was a painter and a good musician, a “Renaissance Man” whose heart still beats by way of the “new living rhythm” dancing within the dynamics of his prose.
Dynamic Tension and
The energy of a “new living rhythm” can also be felt amid one’s own, personal appreciation of music — something thoroughly explored in my new book — The Rejuvenator’s Bible — with a large segment of that labor of love uncovering how creative expression can rejuvenate the body far more effectively than chemo-surgical gimmicks. Yes, neither scalpels nor chemicals can compare or even scratch the surface of the amazing things that powerful psychology can do to the body. Which is why I emphasize methods of rejuvenation that work from the mind-outward and not vice-versa, because mindpower is the way that works and keeps working...
For the whole self-renewal story, Jesse Dawn’s (Pulitzer Prize nominated) 258-page book, Never “Old”, can be received free of charge by purchasing his new book, “The Rejuvenator’s Bible: Working Ways to Create Perpetual Youth Naturally” (237 pages) for the retail price of $15. To receive both books for the price of one, call World Changing Books at (800) 736-3922 and order with Visa or MC, or send check payable to World Changing Books, POB 5491, Hilo, HI 96720. ($15 includes books, plus free 1st class postage) You can also order by e-mailing email@example.com .
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