Friday, September 07, 2018

Freeing Your Self from Aging

Sometime ago, I co-emceed my high school reunion in a military camp venue. It's a ride I'd say.

Some classmates whom I'd not seen for decades looked the same as I remember them during our school days.

On the other hand, my other classmates looked much older or different from my recollection of them.

Aging is a natural, inevitable part of our human life. It begins the moment we are born. And it continues until we die. It's part of scenery.

This physical body we have is like a machine. Like vehicles, we can "tune up" through exercise, food, and attitudes.

But in the end, it wears out as we get older.

I'm reminded of a near-senior patient Rita who frequents Belo to remove or erase the symptoms of age. She wants to look younger.

She suffered depression when she noticed that her face and body still showed signs of aging as days go by. Her self esteem had gone low.

Surely, we may have anti-aging regimen and lifestyle. However, we cannot stop the process of aging.

We avoid mental health issues as we age when we come to terms with this reality.

Embrace it. Enjoy life. Learn to age joyfully, meaningfully, and happily.

"You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology," as Dr. Deepak Chopra put it.