You're looking for 'the' longevity generator, that silver bullet and in that quest you're hunting down goji berries, gluten-free granola and chomping on chia seeds but what if you're hunting in all the wrong places? What if longevity is less about:
In other words what it's it's less about searching 'out there' and turning within? What if, in the final analysis, it's less about your human 'doings' than it is about the patterned level of consciousness of your human 'beings'? In other words it's about the habitual patterns of biochemistry you create as you live live your life. After all, faith has a consciousness with a corresponding biochemistry, enjoyment has a consciousnessness with a corresponding biochemistry, and so do hate, fear and more....
Therrell Smith was born Nov. 5, 1917: She graduated from Fish University in Nashville in 1936 with a degree in sociology and then studied dance for 5 years at Carnei Hall. Her passion though was teaching ballet as a powerful means of self and group expression. What gave her life passion and meaning was a scholarship foundation she started aimed at helping black girls to grow strong physically and mentally, and to develop a positive self-image. She had a deep appreciation for family and community. People describe her as: " very humble, very giving.” She always emphasized 3 things: a love for family, to seek wisdom and live life with enthusiasm. At 100 she’s still eagerly helping black girls overcome racism and sexism.
And in this short description of her life are all the clues that 'the' longevity generator lies in her 'ways of being.' She lives a life of passion, purpose and meaning. She's contributing to the lives of others on an ongoing basis and feels valuable and that her contributions are valued. She lives a life of appreciation, enthusiasm and of service. And all these attitudes and beliefs lead to her cells living in a certain level of consciousness on an ongoing and patterned basis. And it's that consciousness that make her heart beat more coherently over her lifetime than incoherently. It's those ongoing habits of being ie. her consciousness that makes her immune system strong and so on.
Bessie Hedricks was born 7 Nov 1907 which makes her a supercentenarian. She lives in Lake City, Iowa. Central to her life was hard work. She fully embraced farm life, and had a large garden and canned up to 800 quarts of vegetables and fruit a year. She was a 4H leader and a teacher. Centenarians don’t have easier lives than others, Bessies mother died when she was 13. She’s been active in her church where she’s been a member for 92 years! And she was married for just a month shy of 65 years, and describes her husband has "a wonderful man.” And as for diet....well her son says: “She loves her sweets.”
Hard work emerges from all the data as a 'way of being' for most centenarians.... they aren't slackers. But most importantly it's their attitudinal 'ways of being' towards work that makes the difference. Work is something they enjoy - and their cells which are eavesdropping on their thoughts know this and respond accordingly. She has a pattern of 92 years of faith. It's not just that she attends a church that is important (although this does have important social benefits that can add to longevity), it's that she has a belief system in a power greater than her. And it wasn't just that she was married for so long - it's that she perceived her relationship to be wonderful. Her cells and her entire body react to those perceptions in health and longevity-enhancing ways.
What are the patterns of your consciousness that reverberate through your cells and are they health and longevity enhancing or eroding?
You're literally creating your health and longevity moment by moment so it's up to you to make sure your consciousness is creating the biology that helps your health.