Tuesday, 17 July 2007

A Good Summer Read: Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

One assumption we tend to make is that death is unnatural, even evil. Most of us shy away from mentioning it, and some of us (if not most) are terrified of getting old and dying. If you feel this way, then this is a must read for you.

It turns out that ageing is a choice after all and how you choose to age will determine the quality of your golden years. The book sheds light on how our attitude towards ourselves can change the way we age. Not old and useless, but a new beginning and a new time line.

Deepak Chopra refers to three forces pervading all life: creation, maintenance and destruction. And even though each life span unfolds in a sequence over time, the three forces themselves exist simultaneously. But the best thing ever is that it seems we have the power to shift the balance of these forces.

The book talks in detail about centenarians - their secrets to a long healthy life - also introduces questionnaires and scientific evidence of a fantastic life after 60. The book combines lucid theory, case studies and a wealth of practical exercises to demonstrate the innate intelligence of the mind/body processes and the extent to which sickness and ageing are created by nothing more than gaps in our self knowledge.

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