Meenakshi asks, In our time do we age out of life?
Like most questions, the answers are yes, no, and yes and no
“Death is not essential’, said The Mother
Reading this, has been a milestone in my learning.
Life begins when we resolve our issues with death and ageing
We are not designed to die but to live
Death is a habit and we are breaking more and more out of this habit – people are living longer.
What is time? Is it linear, a one way traffic, an arrow that moves from birth to death?
This cannot be natural since nothing in nature is linear. There is an arrow of time that goes in the opposite direction, memory – how we RE-collect our past. The sun we see is around 9 minutes old but our thought does not take nine minutes to reach the sun we see, the sun that was nine minutes ago.
Yes thought is faster than light.
As we talk our cells die and new cells are born, two more arrows, to put it in a very crude way. In place of the first arrow we have four arrows of time now.
When this is experienced, birth and death become simultaneous, not a journey from point A to B, birth to death. One transcends linear time and steps into eternity, become ageless.
So we age out of linear time, not out of life, and start living in the NOW, – eternity.
When was I born? MM DD YYYY? That was the birth of my body.
Did I have anything to do with it?
The real me was born much later when I RE-collected all that scattered stuff and put them all together and I walked out of the shadows of death, linear time, my unconscious and took that first step to the birth of myself , eternity and continual renewal.
How old are you?
I have multiple choices to suit the questioner
I am 61, for the straights
I am 39 when I count from the birth of my SELF
I am 29 if I count from when I decided to live life on my terms ( It took ten years for the self to become mature enough to make that decison)
15 billion (in arrow terms) years.
The logic is I am as old as the Universe and everything that went on is mapped in me in many ways
> 15 billion years – something in me will go on living for ever.
< 2 years – age of the oldest cell in my body ?
Take your pick or all of it.
Have some more of your own answers.
It is always better to have as many answers, perspectives, than anyone single answer.
What is NAN? The Indian bread? New Age Nonsense?
Well I could have been dead yesterday. I haven’t. What greater miracle do you need to make life wonderful?
So what is the answer, without beating around the bush?
In “our times “, we can age out of time itself.
We can age out of life too.
It is a Choice.