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Opening: Hello. I’m Beverly Goldsmith. Welcome to Spirituality and Health Connect – a weekly program full of tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life. Today’s topic is Beat the clock. It’s good for your health.
Staying active and well at every stage of life is a goal most of us hope to attain. One way to accomplish healthy longevity, is to beat the clock and fears of an aging mind and body. It’s doable, and what’s more, it’s good for your health.
TIME ISN’T TOXIC
Researchers say “aging is unnatural”. There’s no valid reason for our wellbeing to decline. Clocking-up a certain number of sunrises and sunsets shouldn’t affect our health. Nor should our thinking capacity wind-down with each tick of the clock.
So here are some tips to help you beat the time-clock
– Stop fearing the passage of time.
– Quit thinking that you grow old because of the number of birthdays you record.
– Change your outlook. Raise your expectations for living a long and healthy life.
– Expect your mental faculties, energy, and wellness to remain intact.
– Expect to accomplish good things now, and down the track .
BE HEARTENED BY MATURE ROLE MODELS
Many mature people remain active and useful. One example is Clara Barton – founder of the American Red Cross. She lived a long, useful life, working tirelessly, well into her nineties.
In a newspaper interview for the New York American, Barton said, “Most troubles are exaggerated by the mental attitude, if not entirely caused by them. The mind”, she said, “is so constructed, that we have become firmly convinced that after a certain length of time we cease to be useful, and when our birthday calendar indicates that we have reached or are nearing that time, we become lax in our work and finally cease to accomplish; not because we feel in reality that we are no longer useful, but because we are supposed, by all laws and dictums, to have finished the span of life allotted to work.”
Barton’s advice to beat the time-clock of age, is simple. “Let your life be counted by the mile-stones of achievement, and not by the timepiece of years.” In doing this she said, “we’d all be younger and would live to be much older”.
So here are some tips to help you beat the age-clock
– Be heartened by individuals who’ve beaten the mental and physical limitations often associated with old age.
– Believe that you too can “flourish like the palm tree: …bring forth fruit in old age…and be healthy and flourishing.” (Psalm 92)
– Beat the clock! Look forward to leading a long, active, productive life. It’s good for your health.
CLOSING: Well that’s it for this week. For more tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life, go to Soundcloud. I’m Beverly Goldsmith – practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. Thanks for joining me.
I’m a professional Christian Science Practitioner and Teacher. Through my prayer-based practice, I help people find happiness, health and healing. As a writer on the connection between spirituality and health I share inspiring can-do tips and ideas.