I am going to share
with you the secret of the fountain of youth and it does not involve
botox , collagen injections or plastic surgery. But first of all, what
is youth? If we think about youth, we think of bright, fresh energy,
maybe a little explosive, we think about curiosity, and about
not encumbered by many concepts, many notions, responsibilities, all
the things that weigh us down and take our energy and link us to age.
In recent times, the period of youth has been getting less and less.
When I was a kid, there was endless time and the word stress did not
exist. Today, we see young people with so much homework and
responsibility that they are now talking about stress and how there is
no time to do anything. At the same time, puberty is getting younger
and younger, in some cases even eight or nine years old. So already
many young people are really not young in many ways and youth is kind
of shrinking or disappearing.
renews itself and changes in many ways. The first way is with our blood
plasma, the liquid portion of our blood. It renews itself every ten
days. Our white blood cells renew themselves every two or three weeks.
Then we have our red blood cells and they typically renew themselves
every 120 days. Our entire blood renews itself every three to four
months. Even our skin renews itself every 28 days. Finally, our entire
body renews itself every seven to eight years depending on whether you
are a man or woman (seven for women and eight for men). Women have the
ability to renew their bodies more quickly than men do.
though our skin renews itself every 28 days and can only be 28 days
old, how come people get dry skin, blemishes, roughness, cracks or
wrinkles? If the skin cannot get proper nourishment, it cannot
renew itself efficiently and then we say our skin is aging. The reason
that our skin cannot renew itself properly is because it is clogged by
fat and then moisture and oils cannot pass through to re-nourished it.
Therefore it starts to age.
is your body's largest organ. It is an excretory organ and is really a
third kidney. Our skin works together with the kidneys, intestines,
lungs and liver to keep the body clean. When you take oil, sweets or
fatty foods and your skin is healthy, it gets oily in a matter of
minutes. Or if you go out and eat a salad with oil, it goes immediately
to your skin. If you eat sugar, it changes to fat in the body and
immediately goes to your skin. However, after this process continues
for a while, your skin starts to get clogged. As it gets clogged, the
circulation is impeded because it is blocked by fat. That is the
underlying condition that allows aging. Now there are more and more
moisturizers on the market but they only clog your skin further and
make circulation worse.
change to a diet based on grains and vegetables, which is a low in fat,
and if you start to take less oil, the oil and fat start to go out
internally the way they got there. Little by little, your skin starts
to clean and renew itself. Blemishes that have been there for many
years start to disappear along with the roughness and your skin starts
to get tight again and becomes very resilient, strong, flexible and
naturally shiny and moist. You will no longer need moisturizer because
your skin returns to its youthful condition.
example of aging is illustrated with a green plant. When a plant gets
proper nourishment and has proper circulation and sunlight, it is
bright and fresh, you can say it is youthful. However, if a plant is
over or under watered it then starts to turn brown and its leaves fall
off and it ages. So one cause of aging is improper nutrition. If our
nutrition is imbalanced. It causes us to age. The second factor about a
plant is that if we change the circulation, the light, temperature and
how everything circulates around the plant, then a plant that was doing
very well can all of a sudden start to wither and die. So the second
factor to aging is improper circulation.
process of healthy aging means transformation from the physical world
towards the spiritual world. So when we were young, we were more
interested in physical and sensory things. We liked to be very active
and we were interested in stimulating our senses often times with loud
music. As we start to grow and mature, then we become more interested
first in emotional and then later in social issues. Then as we move
more towards old age, we start to become more interested in life issues
and the value of our own life. We start to look back at our life and
ask whether we did the things we wanted to do or are happy with our
lives. Then finally, we start to think about moving on to the next
world and this is generally the natural process of aging. It is a
progress of growth and maturation, not getting old, hard and drying
out. Healthy aging means we go into each area of our life and we can
enjoy it fully and completely. As we are able to comfortably move on to
the next level, it does not mean we are abandoning the level before. It
just means our central focus is somewhere else. But we are free to move
however we like, up or down continually. This is the most natural part
natural for our body to stop growing after twenty years. It is recent
that people continue to gain weight as they grow older. After the first
twenty years we continue to grow our personality, not our body. We
decide what type of person we would like to become. What image do we
have of ourself. How can we develop the understanding and ability to
embrace life. This growing of our personality and consciousness depends
on our gratitude or appreciation. So when we have this gratitude and
appreciation then that always creates a kind of openness.
is what allows us to have good circulation and nourishment. However, if
we follow modern society and we start to blame and accuse, it cuts us
off and makes us more isolated and narrow and then we automatically
start to shrink from that. We start our lives open and full of
curiosity then we have different experiences and responsibilities and
we gain many concepts. Those concepts make us start to close off unless
we break through and become open again. As a result, we can't age in a
healthy way and we start to age unnaturally. True aging is a result of
being open...the same way a child is open. That is the meaning of
growing our personality and our consciousness. How to become more open,
but not exactly like a child, because it has greater maturity because
of our experience.
at our nourishment. The single thing that interferes with our
nourishment most is overeating. With each excessive mouthful you are
getting older and older. So you don't have to count the years by your
birthdays but each mouthful of excess food. Overeating creates
pressure. Food starts out as energy. It is condensed energy from nature
and the environment. Most of the food we eat breaks down into energy
physical and mental energy and only a small portion goes to our body
physically. Food is mainly vibration and energy. The more we eat, the
more vibration and energy we have. It is as if you have a room that can
hold 50 people. With 40 people it is still comfortable to circulate and
move around the room. If you put 60 people in that room, the
circulation will become more and more restricted. The more people we
have in the room, the more pressure will build up. Not only does our
circulation become restricted, but as pressure builds up it creates
hardness. Just like a trash compactor. The more you put into it, the
more compact and hard it becomes.
factor to aging is over or under-nutrition. Almost everyone now has
over nutrition because of eating animal food, chicken, dairy foods,
pizza, ice cream, sugar and chocolate. The food today is so rich with
sauces, spices, seasonings, butter and cheese. Almost everyone, even if
they think they are eating simply is getting vast over- nutrition. Even
if you don't overeat, the food itself contains so much condensed energy
that when it breaks down in your body it makes you too full and creates
It is less
and less common to have under nutrition. Even though overeating is the
most damaging factor, some people think that the more simply they eat,
the better their health is going to be. But that only works for a
certain period of time. If we eat too simply and we don't take any oil,
flour, fish and desserts long enough, then it starts to create
hardness. It starts to imbalance our nutrition. So the proper amount of
food can only be identified when you are seated. You don't have normal
sensation when your stomach is elongated. You only have it when your
stomach is bent.
has a point where they feel full but not stuffed. If you've had enough
food, you feel satisfied. If you go beyond that point, you can eat
endlessly. However, in order to find that point, we have to slow down
and take time for a meal and sit quietly and be with our food. That
does not mean that you can't have dinner conversation but rather not
eating in front of the television or while reading. Then when we are
with our food and we get to that point, you stop eating and you don't
overeat. It takes time to find our point because often times our
digestive system has expanded from our past behavior.
factor to poor nourishment is if our condition becomes too hard, dry or
over contracted. Eating bagels, pretzels, cookies, crackers, pizza,
muffins, chips, all hard, dry, baked foods, over time start to harden
our body and digestive system more and more resulting in our inability
to take nutrition from food. Almost everything in the modern diet
is hard, dry and baked and then on top of that is salted. The proper
use of good quality sea salt makes things more soft and tender.
However, the excessive use of salt or using poor quality salt makes us
hard and rigid.
in the modern diet have too high energy. They create an overactive
condition inside. Chicken, tuna, eggs, cheese, chocolate and carbonated
soft drinks are all very high- energy foods that are unbalancing
people's nutrition. If you recreate some of these high-energy foods
into so-called healthy foods such as tofu cheesecake, you might change
the quality slightly but not make them a lot better. Energy is energy.
These foods combined with either over or under circulation affect our
body's ability to be nourished. Under circulation is evidenced by cold
hands or feet or always being cold. Over circulation is when people are
out in their t-shirts and shorts when it is still chilly and they think
it feels great. Anything that is overactive too long becomes exhausted.
The process of aging is accelerated by our modern diet and lifestyle.
The main dietary factors are too much animal food, too much dairy food,
too many hard baked foods, too many high-energy foods including sugars,
spices and chocolate combined with cold foods. These are the factors
that interfere with our proper nourishment and our proper circulation.