CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF YOUR BODY AND AGING from Deepak Chopra
7 STEPS TO RADICAL WELLBEING:
Every day in every way, I am increasing my mental and physical capacity. I am reversing my biological age by changing my perception of my body, its aging, and time
STEP 1: CHANGE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF YOUR BODY AND AGING
Perception is a selective act of attention and interpretation. What you experience as “reality,” including your physical body and aging, is shaped by your habits of perception. While most people are conditioned to see the body as a static, biological machine, you can begin to view it as a field of energy, transformation, and intelligence that is constantly renewing itself.
Begin to notice both your internal dialogue and how you speak about your body and aging. If you find yourself saying things like, “I’m hitting the age where I’ll need reading glasses,” “I’m too old to try yoga (or some other activity),” “I inherited my dad’s bad back,” or other such statements, make a conscious choice to shift your perspective and change what you tell yourself about your body and age.
Keep in mind that your cells are eavesdropping on what you say, so unless you want to have your father’s bad back or anything else that “runs in the family,” don’t nurture that seed of intention in your awareness.
“You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.” ~ Deepak Chopra