Scientist and therapist Larry LeShan, reports that there are basically three reasons for not wanting to die:
- Fearing the circumstances of death or dying – the pain, the unknown, the helplessness.
- Wanting to live for others, to fulfill their demands and expectations.
- Wanting to live one’s own life to “sing the unique song of one’s own personality.”
LeShan also stated that the body will not mobilize its resources for either or both of the first two reasons and that only in pursuit of our “unique song” will the self-healing and recuperation abilities come into play.
As one client put it to me, “I do want to see how the movie ends, but I want to be both the actor and the director.” Maybe our directed energy, together with God’s grace will be the Producer!
In three populations that had large numbers of very old people, researchers found some common factors. Amongst the most important was that longevity was achieved by those who didn’t retire or lose their usefulness to society. Their lifestyles improve two of the most difficult phases in Western society, those being retirement and the death of loved ones. These communities revered the elderly and they held useful roles, they allowed themselves to grieve and move on, thereby staying mentally, physically, and sexually active if they chose to.
Our personal work or journey may be about calling back our Spirit – that which got buried or frozen – and moving whatever we need to form a state of repression to one’s full unfoldment and potential. It is said that what we repress we obsess, therefore we can either repair or continue to impair. We can contaminate or illuminate!
Bear in mind that, essentially, given the “law of attraction” – worrying is actually, therefore “praying for what you don’t want”. If we are going to request things of the universe then we should pray for what we do want as opposed to being preyed upon by the leeching, energy disturbances of worry, and “molehill mountain climbing”.
The original meaning of the word worry was “to choke or strangle”. Worry, in effect, chokes creative power and creates paralysis – it strangles the joy of living and it provides illusionary content, often in the form of anticipatory anxiety.
If worry has been a fairly constant companion or created a lot of unnecessary internal mental chatter, we can therefore determine whether or not we’d prefer to be a worrier or a warrior and, if the latter, then it will require some observation, awareness, and action.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, who wrote the Biology of Belief, has stated that the mind creates coherence with our beliefs and our experience and that life is a printout of our subconscious. Given that our genes equate to our potential – then, often, our goal becomes the changing of the gene readout.
It has also been postulated that our environment declares our destiny and that the subconscious mind is a recording, hence someone can “push your buttons”.
The subconscious mind is not considered to be creative, whereas the conscious mind is. Given that we are at some level “victims” of our environment’ – it is also important to recognize that our genes are merely a blueprint of possibilities – which tells us that, with a change of perception and a change of lifestyle, changes then occur in the genes.
Recognizing that our perceptions, interpretations, and beliefs govern our personal operating system we can then clearly see that our personal paradigms power our perception and our perceptions power our emotions.
There are determined to be four intrinsic rewards;
- Sense of meaning/purpose
- Sense of choice
- Sense of competence
- Sense of progress
Our observation, awareness, and self-questioning can allow us to feel fulfilled in each of these four areas.
Desire: When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Discipline: Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Determination: The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
One factor that provides optimism and optimal joy and is to constantly be fascinated! Be in awe of the world around you – the people, places, potential, and the limitless palace of possibilities. Be present and in the quantum and notice the differences in your experience of daily interactions and activities when you gaze through a lens of fascination.
This is especially true when you are learning something new and feel any doubts about your ability or compare yourselves to others with more experience or knowledge on any given subject.