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Aging reversal with mindfulness

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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Anders » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:00 pm

Oh, crap. :oops: I think I've made a mistake in calling it 'aging reversal'. It's like saying "don't think about a pink elephant" and people can't help but think about just that. So instead a better title of this thread is something like "Improving the body with mindfulness".

The very word 'aging' becomes like a spell for the mind. Sorry about that. As a remedy for that we can instead start thinking about body plasticity like in neuroplasticity, meaning the power of the physical body to reorganize itself and with mindfulness practice guide that power towards healing and improved biology of the entire human body. It's about improvement of the body rather than moving towards a young biological body, because even young people all have crappy minds and bodies basically because of our biological evolution and social conditioning.

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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Naga_Fireball » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:30 pm

Hi there :)

Here's a question,
Does the mind's perception of the existence of the person being needed or not, ie does the level of perceived usefulness or value in society affect the rate at which we age?

I'm seeing that in some so called poorer nations, their elders don't necessarily get dementia and cancer and all the little things that make Americans so sick...

Some of them live a very long time and are respected in their communities for their wisdom;

Could it be the false perception of worthlessness that accounts for the rate of personal deterioration in USA?

We don't learn how to value ourselves as an extension of the Divine.
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Dooms and devotes him as his lawful prey.
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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Anders » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:14 pm

Naga_Fireball wrote:Hi there :)

Here's a question,
Does the mind's perception of the existence of the person being needed or not, ie does the level of perceived usefulness or value in society affect the rate at which we age?

I'm seeing that in some so called poorer nations, their elders don't necessarily get dementia and cancer and all the little things that make Americans so sick...

Some of them live a very long time and are respected in their communities for their wisdom;

Could it be the false perception of worthlessness that accounts for the rate of personal deterioration in USA?

We don't learn how to value ourselves as an extension of the Divine.


I have heard that the biggest cause of disease is stress. And how we perceive our personal value in society plays a role in how stressed we are. One good thing with mindfulness practice is that it's possible to change how one perceives one's own self worth. Nowadays I look at all people, including myself, as having the same value in society. That takes away a lot of stress.

One speculative idea that comes to my mind is that too much food causes a physical stress response leading to disease. But I haven't checked if any research has been done related to that idea. Calorie restriction improves longevity in mice, so having less food may be beneficial even for human health, but that sounds like an undesirable way of improving one's lifespan. Ray Kurzweil talked about how by switching a certain kind of gene the mice could eat huge amounts of food and still remain slim and have the health benefits of calorie restriction. That sounds like a more interesting approach to me. Also, change of beliefs can radically change how food affects us. Bruce Lipton has even mentioned extreme cases where people who put themselves into a religious ecstasy can drink poison, strychnine in toxic doses, without being affected by it.

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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Anders » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:33 am

I came up with a very simple practice, which is this:

Be mindful of your body improving.

At first the mind will probably think: but my body is not improving. And that's the reason for the practice, to change that situation by using mindfulness and neuroplasticity.

"Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity or neural plasticity, is an umbrella term that describes lasting change to the brain throughout an individual's life course. The term gained prominence in the latter half of the 20th century, when new research[1] showed that many aspects of the brain can be altered (or are "plastic") even into adulthood.[2] " -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroplasticity

Improving the body will also lead to improved emotional and mental health. And this practice can be done even by very young people like teenagers who no doubt have bodies that they want to improve in several ways.

The idea is to be mindful of how the body feels (inner body awareness) and how the mind thinks of the body. And this mindfulness practice is repeated during the day whenever the practitioner feels like doing it, and repeated day after day for as long as it's needed to make the new way of being a subconscious habit.

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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Christine » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:23 am

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Re: Aging reversal with mindfulness

Postby Anders » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:45 am

My definition of unity consciousness includes physical reality. Otherwise it's separation consciousness. This means that by definition everybody who has died has had separation consciousness. If a person in unity consciousness dies, then the whole universe dies, because they are one.

Bruce Lipton has mentioned that changing subconscious beliefs can be done with mindfulness practice (he has also mentioned that there are faster methods called energy psychology modalities). Separation consciousness is a huge belief both on a conscious and subconscious level. Still, in principle it's possible to change that belief with mindfulness practice. Here is a three stage method for changing the belief of separation consciousness into unity consciousness:

Stage 1: Separation consciousness
Conscious belief: The body ages and dies.
Subconscious belief: The body ages and dies.
Physical reality: The body ages and dies.

Stage 2: Mindfulness practice
Conscious belief: The body improves.
Subconscious belief: The body ages and dies.
Physical reality: The body ages and dies.

Stage 3: Unity consciousness
Conscious belief: The body improves.
Subconscious belief: The body improves.
Physical reality: The body improves.


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