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Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: A Practical Alternative To Growing Old

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: A Practical Alternative To Growing Old [Kindle Edition]

Deepak Chopra
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‘A lovely, inspiring, joyful book - chatty and conversational, but backed up with hard science. I'd give it to every woman on the planet’  - Caryn Franklin, Sunday Express

‘A renowned physician and author, Deepak Chopra is undoubtedly one of the most lucid and inspired philosophers of our time’ - Mikhail Gorbachev

‘The poet-prophet of alternative medicine’ - Time Magazine

‘Deepak Chopra is one of the most important healers of our time. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind is a treasure’  - Marianne Williamson, author of A Woman's Worth

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The worldwide bestseller that reveals the alternative to growing old and the key to lasting health

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A shift in perspective 27 Sep 2001
This book is exciting as it marries scientific research with ancient wisdom. To some people, who have had no contact with ancient wisdom, that could be irrelevant and it is the scientific approach that will grab them. To science-only enthusiasts it will maybe open their minds to new thoughts on a very insiduous and deep-set attitude on the whole question of ageing. To people who are familiar with ancient wisdom it will come as no surprise that we have the inner power to make all sorts of changes to our life by taking up the "ability to respond" i.e.responsability for our lives. I should love all OAPs to be presented with this book at Christmas.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To understand your immortal nature... 18 Feb 2010
In this wonderful book (a must!), Deepak Chopra explains in a very understandable way and from A to Z, the difference between growing old and growing sick, being the last one, the accepted condition in our Western cultures for anyone over 45 years old, but amazingly, this does not have to be... it's actually a matter of awareness! biological age depends on psychological age he says, implying that knowledge of true nature is essential to overcome the fear and sorrow feelings that are really responsible for our cells' inability at a certain point of age (beginning at around 30 years old) to rejuvenate themselves; "the habit of fear has sunk so deep that the body remembers to carry it out, even when the mind is resisting with all its might".

We are not these bodies, but the thoughts that create it and those ones come from the Field... and it is right here where this book grows interesting; unity is what we should always aim for. Our physical world and our inner world (quantum) are closely related, forming the unity that gives consistency to the world we perceive, but perception is reality and ours is conditioned to think we are trapped in time and space so, we grow old and die because we expect that. We interpret that as the end, while it is really transformation. The moment we understand that the nature of our awareness is timeless, this process of growing old can stop and even reverse. It's our unique capacity of consciousness among all living creatures, which gives us this possibility.

After reading this book, I can also see, that in a couple hundred years from now, many aspects of our Western, modern medicine, will be seen as not very different to that from the middle ages in our eyes today... a wonderful read that will give you a completely different view of life, death, health, sickness, aging, healing and eternity. A tool, more than a book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most important book I've ever read! 30 Dec 2010
By Sparkyb
This marvellous book has inspired me, at the deepest level (down to the DNA of every cell in my body), to understand that my mind is in danger of accepting the normal ageing process but that there is an alternative. Simply think and act younger and, whilst I won't live eternally, at least I'll lead a more active and fulfilling life. I was particularly impressed by the information about the group of people from an old people's home who commenced a regime of weight training and noticeably increased their muscle mass in a short period of time. They were aged from 87 to 94!

I'm a golf pro who was in danger of accepting that my game was going downhill and that it was 'par for the course' as I was nearing my 60th birthday. A few months after reading the book I'm enjoying better ball stricking and better scores thanks to my new attitude.

There are so many jewels of information in this book that they are too many to list here. Just buy it, read it with an open mind and you will be as impressed as me, I'm sure.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forward to a fabulous old age! 11 Jun 2001
By A Customer
This book considers human ageing as an aspect over which we have much positive (and negative)control. Revelations of extensive research into mental and physical aging processes, and the positive outcomes of intervention on the simplest of levels argue strongly that we all have the power to grow wise, healthy, strong and respected.
I have enjoyed this book tremendously. Readable, to the point and practical, there is much to absorb yet so little to do in a real sense. I was already looking forward to a ripe old age, now I feel empowered to develop the path to a fabulous old age!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OPEN YOUR MIND! 6 Feb 2012
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring book on mind & body 31 Jan 1999
By A Customer
An inspiring book on mind & body When I first read the book, I could not put it down. My only adverse comments are that the brilliant supporting researches which are quoted in the book could have been referenced similar to a research publication. Then it could gain creditibility with the medical and scientific community. Neverthless it is a great book for liberating people abilities. Well written and a joy to read. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This book is a revelation. It contains all the info, as up to date as it could be at the time of writing, about the mind/body and is based on relevant research. It is not a spiritual book as such because it deals with facts (in the main) but it brings together science and 'spiritual' ideas in a way that should be totally acceptable to those who do not consider themselves on a 'spiritual' path.

Read and take on board this information and you will not be disappointed. All of my family and friends will get a copy for Xmas. 10 STARS.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars For any age readers.
I bought this book for my parents to read. It is a beautiful book who teach you to take responsability of your health.
I also read it myself and I enjoyed it.
Published 17 days ago by eva
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read but not as uplifting as his others
I did find this very interesting especially from the medical point of view although some of the accounts of experiments on animals - particularly subjecting them to stress - were... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Rosie
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring rubbish
Another dull and boring audio book by Deepak. Not sure why I bought this, was tempted by the great reviews it had. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jules Warner
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring read
An inspiring read which fundamentally challenges the way one looks at life and the process of ageing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Fatgillie
3.0 out of 5 stars A book to be taken with a massive pinch of salt
Some interesting ideas but for a lot of the ideas the evidence provided is far too scant and selective. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Miss Joanna Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book :)
Great book, that helps understand how we are limited in our mind possibilities and our young we can be and enjoy life :) Liberating :)
Published 9 months ago by Sónia Lucas
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift.
Bought this as a gift and seemed to go down well (god bless wish lists). Other than that I can't really comment.
Published 11 months ago by JJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and thought provoking
Deepak Chopras books are always inspiring and thought provoking, I am very grateful to him and would highly recommend this one.
Published 12 months ago by Vivien Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Sensible Advice
This has opened my eyes even further than the first book I read by this author. Very, very good and easy to read. I am half way through it but will read it again once I finish it.
Published 12 months ago by Fran
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and Uplifting
This is the first book by Deepak Chopra I had read, and the first book discussing aging and alternative approach to the aging process. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ruth Burry
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