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Aren't the laws of the physical fascinating? No matter what any being in this world does to attempt to avoid the laws of the physical, the reality is they cannot be avoided.
Fears of getting old becoming manifested in our behaviour, is one of the ways in which humanity attempts to avoid taking responsibility for ourselves - maybe you have noticed that when you get signs of grey hairs you immediately go out and get some hair dye? Maybe you should go to the doctor to check out all your developing aches and pains, but you keep avoiding it. Maybe your spending thousands on plastic surgery trying to make your skin look the same way it did when you where twenty, or maybe your trying use advanced Science in self-interest to attempt to make yourself eternal in one vessel, or have the ability to eternally jump bodies to avoid ageing in one vessel.
There are many ways in which humanity is always fearing getting older - if you cant immediately see this behaviour in yourself, then I suggest looking closer, or maybe you are not yet at an age where you are thinking about this yet - but again in reality even children in this world are conditioned to fear getting old - what do you think films like peter pan were made for? The whole idea of being eternally youthful is a desire that every human has experienced, that works in tandem with the fear of getting old.
As children we see the responsibility, the stress and strain our parents go through just to support us to be here - bills, work, cleaning, money, family responsibilities, looking after things etc. We want to avoid becoming this cycle, to avoid becoming this mature machine like behaviour, so we try and stay as young and care free for as long as possible in our mind - I know people in their 30s that still have not taken responsibility for anything as an adult in this world, and instead just want to remain without responsibility as a child.
This fear of getting old usually becomes more prominent when we see the first signs of deterioration in our physical bodies towards the end of our athletic prime that we react to it, and then pretend we didn't have that reaction in self-dishonesty. Then from these points we begin to live out our lives, trying to discredit and ignore the wear and tear that our bodies accumulate in the time we are here.
In my life I see moments where I have experienced fearing getting old - most notably was when my grandfather died - it was a slow painful process that went on for years - slowly seeing him physically breakdown was very tough and really started ramping up the fear of getting old thoughts in my mind.
Then after his death, my mind began fearing and looking out for signs inside my physical body of ageing/weakening/deterioration - its like a constant paranoid vigilance, where the slightest strain or ache is something you want to sort out asap to avoid the truth that your physical body is becoming less effective.
For years I have believed that I would never get old, that my time in this world will not enable me to see the 65+ age, and I have also seen how in my behaviour since my grandfathers death, I have purposely avoided being around old people as my mind tries to avoid the truth that I am getting older, however I have since learnt from these mistakes.
Many do not realise that the aches and pains we develop as we get older, are a direct result of worrying about getting old in our mind, where we overwork our bodies trying to maintain the same workload we always have had throughout our athletic prime, which is not possible without scientific enhancement.
Personally I've always had supreme athleticism often able to compete at pro levels, but never dedicating myself to a career in one sport. Even as a smoker, I have in many scenarios been able to out work an athletic opponent in a sporting endeavour. However, I know that my athleticism is not beyond the laws of the physical, and this fact I have embraced, so that I remain stable throughout the remainder of my time here on Earth, as age the effects of age increase upon me and all life.
There are a few things that assisted me to transcend these thoughts of fearing getting old in my life -
There is nobody here that does not breakdown, end of story - any unique creatures of nature like the Turritopsis Dohrnii, or any highlander type stories you have heard throughout history, any deity stories from mythology, or any marvels of Science makes no difference - there has only ever been a pretence of immortality, a period of apparent invulnerability. But no matter what - everything has a beginning and an end - so I know Wolverine is portrayed in the comics as a guy that literally never ages and can't die, but the cold dark reality of that story is anything but a cool story of superhero immortality, but rather a sad story of an exploited soldier, extending a persons life for a period of time through Science, with masses of physical pain as a part of the deal -
It does not matter if it is at 40 years, or 400,000 years, the effects of ageing become evident to every being ever created in history at some point. But try telling some people in the elite this, they literally will not hear of it no matter what Scientist explains what I'm saying, they have spent countless amounts of money since the WW2 period looking for a way to be immortally in one vessel - to cheat the system so to speak. On this point it must be noted that machines are far better equipped for functioning longer then humans in one vessel.
Then ultimately - my breathe has no age, breathe is infinite, thought energy is limited and finite, as we breathe in and out and become increasingly aware of the reality of our existence as breathe, then the more we see that it is thought energy that drains the life force from the physical, where as breathe recuperates the physical.
While our bodies deteriorate, our breathe is always here - because life is eternal, and when everything about this lifetime we have experienced comes to an end, when our minds are deleted at death, life is still here - as one being breathes out his last breathe, another being breathes into this world for the first time.
So stick to breathe in moments of fearing the ageing process, forgive yourself, live as breathe, realise that the beginning and the end of anything, is as unavoidable as the sunrise and the sunset everyday, and you will see that the fear of getting old has never been real, thus it will not affect you anymore, and thus you will be able to grow older without any depressions and mental fuck ups, but rather a content and stable experience, embracing rather then ignoring, enjoying yourself as a living being breathe by breathe.