How Old Are You

Modern doctors and physicists tell us that the human body completely renews itself every 5 years. Some “parts” of the body renew themselves faster, such as the lining of the stomach changes every week, the liver is regenerated in 6 weeks, the skin in a month. Our present bodies just didn’t exist five years ago.

Mainstream culture, however, is still firmly rooted in 17th century physics, and we continue to view our bodies as “machines made of matter”, a set of pumps and pipes, joints and muscles and we tell ourselves that “naturally” parts wear out. Our society believes that parts degenerate with age, get clogged and malfunction. Yet, none are more than 5 years old. So how can we now explain this process of aging or of a disease that lasts more than 5 years?

Some scientists believe our bodies are patterns of energy maintained by mental images held in consciousness. We have “learned” our mental images from our society and its Newtonian worldview, and so we persist in the “danse macabre” which only lasts “three score years and ten”.

What do you think would happen to aging and disease and hardened arteries and immobile joints, scars and degeneration if we changed our worldview? What would happen if you held your body’s image as vital, healthy and youthful based on the information that every single atom and molecule will be fresh and new within five years?

How old do you think you really are?

* From our book “Freedom through Contemplation” [ISBN 0-595-15161-2] by Helen and Peter Evans. Helen and Peter are teachers of on-line classes and workshops are also founders of OneCenter, a non-profit dedicated to developing human potential.

* From our book “Freedom through Contemplation” [ISBN 0-595-15161-2] by Helen and Peter Evans. Helen and Peter are teachers of on-line classes and workshops are also founders of OneCenter, a non-profit dedicated to developing human potential.

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