The Power of Positive Thinking to Reverse Aging!


Cliffy
#2
The mind is the most powerful tool known to man. There are forces in the world that do not want you to know that. I have been playing with this stuff for forty years and I am as lucid as a cucumber.
 
JLM
#3
So that is why everyone thinks I'm still a kid.
 
JLM
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

The mind is the most powerful tool known to man. There are forces in the world that do not want you to know that. I have been playing with this stuff for forty years and I am as lucid as a cucumber.


And just where does the cucumber rank on the vegetable scale?
 
Kreskin
#5
They've been saying this forever. Most died of old age.
 
Cliffy
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

They've been saying this forever. Most died of old age.

Everybody dies. The trick is to have a good looking corpse.
 
SirJosephPorter
#7
Does one really want to stop aging? I don't. I am 60 years old now, and I am looking forward to growing old and dying in another say, 15 or 20 years (if not sooner).
 
JLM
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterView Post

Does one really want to stop aging? I don't. I am 60 years old now, and I am looking forward to growing old and dying in another say, 15 or 20 years (if not sooner).

So what do you think comes next? Must be something fairly substantial if you are looking forward to it!
 
countryboy
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

And just where does the cucumber rank on the vegetable scale?

I think it holds the rank of "cool."

I think I'm getting younger.
I think I'm getting younger.
I think I'm getting....
I think I'm ...

Sh*t! Now I forgot what I was thinking...must be gettin' old!
 
SirJosephPorter
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

So what do you think comes next? Must be something fairly substantial if you are looking forward to it!

Fairly substantial indeed. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, that kind of thing. I have left my body for medical research, so I assume they will harvest what organs they can, and use the rest for research. That is where it ends.
 
JLM
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterView Post

Fairly substantial indeed. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, that kind of thing. I have left my body for medical research, so I assume they will harvest what organs they can, and use the rest for research. That is where it ends.

pessimist
 
gopher
#12
I'd rather find the Fountain of Youth.
 
countryboy
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorterView Post

Fairly substantial indeed. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, that kind of thing. I have left my body for medical research, so I assume they will harvest what organs they can, and use the rest for research. That is where it ends.

SirJP - You must have missed out on the parts of history that teach us about the body being more than just a physical object - you know, the spiritual part, to name one. In some cultures, they believe that you consist of body, mind, and spirit. Each one is part of your being.

I've seen different twists on this (body, mind, and soul) but they're mostly fairly consistent with each other, from what I've seen.

When you combine that with the beliefs that exist in the energy of the universe and how it is responsible for all life, it shapes up into something that seems to be quite understandable.

It all presents some interesting, if not fascinating possibilities about what life is all about, why we are here, and where we might be going after we're finished with the physical body.
 
talloola
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboyView Post

SirJP - You must have missed out on the parts of history that teach us about the body being more than just a physical object - you know, the spiritual part, to name one. In some cultures, they believe that you consist of body, mind, and spirit. Each one is part of your being.

I've seen different twists on this (body, mind, and soul) but they're mostly fairly consistent with each other, from what I've seen.

When you combine that with the beliefs that exist in the energy of the universe and how it is responsible for all life, it shapes up into something that seems to be quite understandable.

It all presents some interesting, if not fascinating possibilities about what life is all about, why we are here, and where we might be going after we're finished with the physical body.

until you got to the part about 'where we might go after
we are finished here', I was really enjoying the post, but
I got off there.
We are going back into the earth, no biggy, very comfortable
there, she will protect us well after death, I'm not going
anywhere else, mother earth it is.
 
JLM
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboyView Post

SirJP - You must have missed out on the parts of history that teach us about the body being more than just a physical object - you know, the spiritual part, to name one. In some cultures, they believe that you consist of body, mind, and spirit. Each one is part of your being.

I've seen different twists on this (body, mind, and soul) but they're mostly fairly consistent with each other, from what I've seen.

When you combine that with the beliefs that exist in the energy of the universe and how it is responsible for all life, it shapes up into something that seems to be quite understandable.

It all presents some interesting, if not fascinating possibilities about what life is all about, why we are here, and where we might be going after we're finished with the physical body.

C.B. Did you ever read books by Sylvia Brown (the psychic)? Lot of stuff there to mull over. NOt sure just how valid all of it is, but she sure has the answers. She has already lived through over 60 incarnations and from what I could gather she figures she's on her last. I'm just wondering if the stupider you are the more you have to look forward to. I must be good for at least another 60.
 
countryboy
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

C.B. Did you ever read books by Sylvia Brown (the psychic)? Lot of stuff there to mull over. NOt sure just how valid all of it is, but she sure has the answers. She has already lived through over 60 incarnations and from what I could gather she figures she's on her last. I'm just wondering if the stupider you are the more you have to look forward to. I must be good for at least another 60.

Yes, I have read some of her stuff and it's quite interesting.

I've been exposed to this kind of thing for a long time...most Japanese are Buddhists and believe in reincarnation...it's kind of a "common sense" thing over there.

I know lots of people over there who do Reiki healing (just simple healing using energy) and even know of one doctor who has performed what we might call "miracles" with energy healing, and I've personally witnessed the results. It's not one of those "you have to believe in it" things...he just heals people whether they believe in energy healing or not, but he's fairly unique (powerful). There are lots of other disciplines that refer to "energy", including some forms of Yoga.

I used to work with a guy in his 60s in Japan and he slept on a slab of granite every night and did meditation daily. He partied like a 30 year old, and was the youngest 60-something guy I've ever known. I was in my late 30s and the old bugger could drink me under the table and be up at 5:30 the next morning, raring to go. I did take up the meditation but still haven't made it to the sleeping on a hunk of rock stage. Yet.

I have a pretty open mind on this stuff, having lived over there for a number of years. There is lots we don't know, even if we think we know it all (although I can't think of anyone in particular like that at the moment!)...
 
countryboy
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

until you got to the part about 'where we might go after
we are finished here', i was really enjoying the post, but
i got off there.
We are going back into the earth, no biggy, very comfortable
there, she will protect us well after death, i'm not going
anywhere else, mother earth it is.

r.i.p.
 
countryboy
#18
Talking about "life after death" makes a lot of people very uncomfortable, but I've never figured out why. To me, it's all very fascinating in spite of the fact that we don't have scientific proof of any of it.

My opinion is that there must be more to it than just being a piece of meat that's here for a few years, and then planted to rot. Or get burned up. That seems to be a rather shallow version of it all, but maybe we're just not meant to know all these things. I figure that could be why it's a mystery to us - what's wrong with a little mystery? Keeps life (as we think we know it) more interesting.
 
JLM
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboyView Post

Talking about "life after death" makes a lot of people very uncomfortable, but I've never figured out why. To me, it's all very fascinating in spite of the fact that we don't have scientific proof of any of it.

My opinion is that there must be more to it than just being a piece of meat that's here for a few years, and then planted to rot. Or get burned up. That seems to be a rather shallow version of it all, but maybe we're just not meant to know all these things. I figure that could be why it's a mystery to us - what's wrong with a little mystery? Keeps life (as we think we know it) more interesting.

That's what I keep asking.
 
Kreskin
#20
The Power of Positive thinking is great but how does it work when your pancreas is coming out of your colon and you've fallen and can't get up?
 
VanIsle
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

C.B. Did you ever read books by Sylvia Brown (the psychic)? Lot of stuff there to mull over. NOt sure just how valid all of it is, but she sure has the answers. She has already lived through over 60 incarnations and from what I could gather she figures she's on her last. I'm just wondering if the stupider you are the more you have to look forward to. I must be good for at least another 60.

JLM - we have talked about Sylvia Browne before. She is as phoney as all the rest. She has all the answers all right. She's a great actor. She just changes "her lines" every few years.
I believe there is more than just dying and dust to dust etc. You cannot just be with a dying person who is yelling at their mother that they will soon be there and watch them die right then and not believe there is something. I know I've told you this story before but again, as I said before, that man sat upright in his bed with the strength of a lion and yelled something at what to me looked like a bare wall. Then he fell backwards on his bed only to rise up one more time and yell the same thing again. I didn't know what he was saying as he was Albanian. Another Albanian woman in the room told me that he was telling his mother he would be there soon. He rose up a second time with the same strength, yelled the same words and died! I talked with our minister (right there in Vernon) and he said there just has to be something. He said he had been with so many dying people and what I witnessed was not un-common. I've never been in a room with a dying person before or since. I know enough about the S. Browne's of this world to know she is phony! I don't believe that anyone can talk to dead people.
 
Tonington
#22
You can't will your body to continue to overturn cells and proteins. You can't control telomerase activity with your mind...
 
Kreskin
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsleView Post

JLM - we have talked about Sylvia Browne before. She is as phoney as all the rest. She has all the answers all right. She's a great actor. She just changes "her lines" every few years.
I believe there is more than just dying and dust to dust etc. You cannot just be with a dying person who is yelling at their mother that they will soon be there and watch them die right then and not believe there is something. I know I've told you this story before but again, as I said before, that man sat upright in his bed with the strength of a lion and yelled something at what to me looked like a bare wall. Then he fell backwards on his bed only to rise up one more time and yell the same thing again. I didn't know what he was saying as he was Albanian. Another Albanian woman in the room told me that he was telling his mother he would be there soon. He rose up a second time with the same strength, yelled the same words and died! I talked with our minister (right there in Vernon) and he said there just has to be something. He said he had been with so many dying people and what I witnessed was not un-common. I've never been in a room with a dying person before or since. I know enough about the S. Browne's of this world to know she is phony! I don't believe that anyone can talk to dead people.

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Vanisle, there is a book about this. I believe its called Final Moments. Yes, this is quite common. The book was written to help prepare next of kin for what to expect during their loved ones final hours. It doesn't proclaim it to be proof of the afterlife, nor does it claim it isn't, but it could be the natural shutting down of the brain and body. Literally life flashing in front of one's eyes.
 
VanIsle
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Vanisle, there is a book about this. I believe its called Final Moments. Yes, this is quite common. The book was written to help prepare next of kin for what to expect during their loved ones final hours. It doesn't proclaim it to be proof of the afterlife, nor does it claim it isn't, but it could be the natural shutting down of the brain and body. Literally life flashing in front of one's eyes.

I agree that it could be that. Really there are so many things it could be. You really had to have been there. I have never seen anything like that in my life and I have to tell you - it's on the spooky side! He was a Muslim and he sure wasn't calling for Allah!
 
Cliffy
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboyView Post

Talking about "life after death" makes a lot of people very uncomfortable, but I've never figured out why. To me, it's all very fascinating in spite of the fact that we don't have scientific proof of any of it.

My opinion is that there must be more to it than just being a piece of meat that's here for a few years, and then planted to rot. Or get burned up. That seems to be a rather shallow version of it all, but maybe we're just not meant to know all these things. I figure that could be why it's a mystery to us - what's wrong with a little mystery? Keeps life (as we think we know it) more interesting.

I have spent an number of years with native shaman and healers. I witnessed stuff that is considered outside the realm of possibility in our culture and science. I spent time with one of the most respected spiritual elders of the Cree people. I know from personal experience that, although our body may rot in the end, part of us continues in the web of life, in the circle of the Mother.

The elders refer to the Earth as the Mother because she is the source of all life living on this planet. She is a living entity without whose energy there would be no living things on this rock.

But our perception of reality is based on our beliefs about it, so those who hold to the rock of their beliefs will limit their perception and miss out on experiencing a much greater vision of reality. Dying is not the end of the journey, it is just another portal to another leg of it.
 
talloola
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by countryboyView Post

r.i.p.

Well, here's a thank you note, in advance.
 
talloola
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

I have spent an number of years with native shaman and healers. I witnessed stuff that is considered outside the realm of possibility in our culture and science. I spent time with one of the most respected spiritual elders of the Cree people. I know from personal experience that, although our body may rot in the end, part of us continues in the web of life, in the circle of the Mother.

The elders refer to the Earth as the Mother because she is the source of all life living on this planet. She is a living entity without whose energy there would be no living things on this rock.

But our perception of reality is based on our beliefs about it, so those who hold to the rock of their beliefs will limit their perception and miss out on experiencing a much greater vision of reality. Dying is not the end of the journey, it is just another portal to another leg of it.

yes, the earth is everything to us, she gave us life. I
don't have any beliefs beyond our life and death on this
earth, and take great comfort in knowing she will hold
me close for eternity after I die, I don't need any other
voo doo, or outer limits, or angelic beliefs, not for me.
 
Cliffy
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by talloolaView Post

yes, the earth is everything to us, she gave us life. I
don't have any beliefs beyond our life and death on this
earth, and take great comfort in knowing she will hold
me close for eternity after I die, I don't need any other
voo doo, or outer limits, or angelic beliefs, not for me.

There is nothing wrong with your vision. That is not what I am saying. All I am saying is, this is what I have experienced. This is what I believe. There is no judgment in that.
 
bill barilko
#29
A positive attitude can help deal with the ravages of aging but as anyone who knows anything about nature knows death comes to us all.
 
talloola
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

There is nothing wrong with your vision. That is not what I am saying. All I am saying is, this is what I have experienced. This is what I believe. There is no judgment in that.

that's right, not judging at all, just saying what I know
for myself.
I have great respect for the first nations connection to the earth.
 

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