By Jesse Anson Dawn
Tips on Keeping Mind and Body Young
Jesse Anson Dawn,age 54, 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: Dear "Youthman" Dawn: "Some say that more than anything, it's a kind of apathy that makes us age. What role does apathy play in the aging process?"
To overcome the apathetic stagnancy which causes us to age, we keep redefining our boundaries much like a pioneer does - for just as anti-aging researcher Walter Bortz points out in his books and lectures, the in-depth study of aging is still so new that, "everyone in the field is still a pioneer." And as pioneers, I can't imagine us looking into this vastly open-ended subject without feeling like someone from the desert taking their first good look at the ocean, gazing from the shore, trying to picture what goes on underneath all those unencountered miles of depth. And if the sea looks clean and feels inviting, we might even take a dive into it, anxious to feel the intensity of exploratory immersion. Perhaps, at the right place and the right time, we may even go snorkeling beneath the surface of the water, anxious to see the amazing array of life that dwells within (a sight never seen by dabblers who merely test an ocean with their foot).
This dabbling-into, testing-the-water, "credentials" but minimal visible results type of anti-aging information seems to be what has been circulating for quite awhile, but what I keep looking for amid all the so-called "rejuvenation" books (and it seems I've read nearly all of them) is another anti-aging writer who appears TRANSFORMED by their findings - transformed by presenting real answers to what I call -
The Question of Questions
If the cells of our body are able to perpetually renew at the rate of about 150 million new cells a minute (as is a well known scientific fact), and if these cells can be sustained with a consistent cascade of energy like that which created them, then WHY DO WE AGE? Is it mainly due to vastly correctable environmental and psychological factors?
Aging Is A Psychological Virus
Admittedly, to call the complicated process that we call "aging" no more than a virus may sound like an oversimplification. But to clarify what I mean by this, let us compare the aging process to something as simple as the common "cold".
Okay, we all seem to have an inborn ability to eventually self-cure the common virus/dis-ease that we call a "cold" no? And thank goodness for a knack to shake loose such viruses in a few days or so, because they are a lousy, far too common experience. Yes, very few people are spared the occasional torture of a cold - (but also note that I've devised a treatment which can pass colds fully out of the body in less than a day (a remedy detailed in my Never "Old" book and further clarified in my latest effort -The Rejuvenator's Bible). But for now let us just consider these facts: when a common cold or flu hits with its primary onslaught, it is when we first wake up in the morning, true? This is because, as we sleep, the mind (and its curing power) is partially asleep along with our body, whiling away in the "other world" of dreams and fiction, then, as we physically awaken, the realization of a cold or flu washes up kablooey like an unexpected wave, hitting with that "woe-is-me" feeling. And much like a cold, aging is another ailment which drifts in during that while-the-mind-was-sleeping mode which is why we tend to look our worst when we're half-asleep (as on those extra-groggy mornings, when just looking at a mirror can bring on a gasp of "WHAT HAPPENED?")
But the central point of the aging/cold-virus comparison is basically this: as with aging, we are most able to triumph over a virus AFTER we are awake enough to activate a mental fix on our body when we are tuned-in enough to our own station to WAKE UP into feeling good again. HELLO! Yes, beyond all the relatively useless cold "remedies" that barely scratch the surface of a virus with a real grip on us the most potent thing we do to beat a virus is kickstart the mind into SHAKING IT OFF! . . . And that's just what I do with aging, shake it off EVERY DAY with the various techniques I write about putting the pieces of the Grand Puzzle together.
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 Pub-lishers Award for Content) can be quickly received by charge card. Simply call World Changing Books at (800) RENEW-22 (736-3922) or send a check for $11.95 (includes book, first-class postage and handling) made out to World Changing Books and mail to P.O. Box 5491, Hilo, HI 96720.
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