Archive for March 2014

Healing of a Heart Condition   Leave a comment

shutterstock_167122277For several months my heart suffered from palpitation, and the left-hand side of my body ached and felt tired. I was very concerned. …

I set my heart on a spiritually mission-driven journey, searching all that I could find on heart in the Bible and in Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, …

A few weeks back, I was required to have a checkup to fill in forms required to register a policy. The doctor told me my heart was sound and in good shape. I am truly grateful for this healing.  Read this whole article.

This article, Healing of a Heart Condition, by Dorothy Dipuo Maubane was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available on JHS-online.  Follow the link to read how Dorothy resolved this situation through prayer and study.

 

Beat the Clock – It’s Good for Your Health   Leave a comment

shutterstock_174024581Staying 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

There’s no reason for our wellbeing to decline after a certain number of sunrises and sunsets. Nor should our thinking capacity wind-down with each tick of the clock. Researchers believe “aging is unnatural… there may be no immutable biological law that decrees human beings have to get old and sick and die…By design, the body should go on forever.” Also, meditative practices can actually aid longevity.

This is certainly encouraging news that can change our outlook and raise our expectations for living a long and healthy life .

TIP:

● Resist noting the passage of time and fearing what it might mean for your health and life-style.

● Don’t limit the good things you can accomplish down the track.

● Look forward to maintaining your “vigor, freshness and promise” at every stage.  (Science and Health p. 246)

● Quit thinking that you grow old because of the number of birthdays you’ve clocked up.

● Plan now to join the growing number of supercentenarians – those who’ve reached 110 years or more.

Encouraging role models

Maybe you’ve heard more about mature people declining in later years, than those who’ve remained active and useful. Yet mental faculties, energy, and wellness can remain intact throughout life despite the number of times the earth revolves around the sun.

Clara Barton who founded the American Red Cross, never let the age clock beat her into submission. She lived a long, useful life, working tirelessly into her nineties.  Interviewed by journalist Viola Rogers for the New York American, Barton expressed this opinion about aging.

“Most troubles are exaggerated by the mental attitude, if not entirely caused by them. The mind” she maintained, “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 and remain alert and healthy is simple. Let your life be counted by the mile-stones of achievement and not by the timepiece of years.”  As a consequence, she believed that we’d “all be younger and would live to be much older”.

TIP:

● Be heartened by individuals who’ve beaten the mental and physical limitations often associated with old age.

● Refuse to say that you used to be able to do this or that, and now you can’t because you’re older.

● Accept as true this ancient wisdom. You can “flourish like the palm tree: …bring forth fruit in old age…and be healthy and flourishing.” (Psalm 92)

● Beat the stop clock by expecting to retain a fit mind and body as the norm into the future.

● Look forward to leading a long, active, productive life.

This article by Beverly Goldsmith was originally published on her blog site  Spirituality and Health Connect. Beverly is a Melbourne-based health writer who provides a diversity of health content on how spirituality and thought affect health.

Active Retirement   Leave a comment

shutterstock_84989635“Man … is never deprived of the capacity to express right activity”

Many people today are concerned about retirement. Too often those who face this experience develop a feeling of anxiety, for they believe they have reached a period of uselessness and inactivity. It is not the passage of years, but the fear of old age, with what they believe will involve inactivity, that burdens their thinking. It is not time itself, but the constant fretting and worrying about the passage of time that account for much of what is called the signs of old age.  Read More

This article, Active Retirement by Benjamin Leckron, was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is now available on JHS-online.

Never Too Old   Leave a comment

shutterstock_172105874Christian Science … shows us how to overcome the difficulties associated with advancing years through the understanding that man is spiritual, not confined in the material body and so not subject to its dictates. Man is, in fact, governed by Mind, the source of all activity.

Many middle-aged men and women believe they have reached a crucial point in their lives and must begin to deteriorate. They expect to become less and less active, to have less physical and mental endurance. If this happens, it is the result not of a law of any kind but of false belief.  Read more …

This article, Never Too Old by Fredrick Jackson, was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available on JHS-online.

‘Senior Moments’? or Moments with God   Leave a comment

shutterstock_93062632“Oh dear,” said my friend, “I just can’t remember the woman’s name. It’s so annoying to be losing one’s memory.” She’s not the only one who is troubled by such lapses in memory. Many people feel concerned by the commonly accepted view that the ability to recall information diminishes as one ages, that it can be lost entirely through disease, or that some people are just born with poor memories.

If a person believes that the ability to recall names or details can be threatened by any or all of these scenarios, then the fear of losing one’s memory may seem understandable. But this isn’t actually something anyone has to accept.  Read more …

This article, Senior Moments? Or Moments with God, by Beverly Goldsmith was originally published in the Christian Science Sentinel.  It is currently available on JHS-online.  Beverly is a Melbourne-based health writer who provides a diversity of health content on how spirituality and thought affect health.

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