Cure for aging

April 27, 2011 | 6 comments

In a book review published in the Christian Science Monitor, physicist Michio Kaku is interviewed about what he sees coming in the next century. He makes interesting observations and predictions to consider based upon working prototypes in place today.

The quote that caught my attention, though, was his comment about longevity. He said, “Aging is the buildup of error, error in our genes.”

“Aging is the buildup of error…” Whoa…I liked that. It was easy to go metaphysical places with that explanation.

Christian Science explains that man is created in the image of God. God is eternal. God’s image is eternal. Life is eternal. Man, as God’s image does not age. There is no “error in our genes.”  Any “error” is mortal ignorance of what is spiritually true in the first place.

So, what is aging, except a misunderstanding of what constitutes eternal life? It’s error! Aging is error—a mistaken belief of what constitutes life. It is a material concept of life that is flawed and destined to fall apart. A realization of spiritual life neutralizes it and demonstrates more of eternal life, just like Jesus Christ did.

So, there you have it. A cure for aging. Don’t let error about life buildup in your thought over time!  It may take some practice… 🙂
Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal. Let us then shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight.” Mary Baker Eddy

6 thoughts on “Cure for aging”

  1. Certainly something that we all need to know and see that man is an eternal idea of the one Mind – ageless, pure and free. Thank you so much for your research on items like this. Vicki

  2. Thanks for reminding me; I was going to Google for more info on Kaku after reading that fascinating interview in the print Monitor. And I remember pausing upon reading his observation about aging; good of you to translate it metaphysically, Evan.

    And as for that familiar passage by Mary Baker Eddy you cited at the end, it occurred to me as I read it just now that the word “continuity” does NOT mean the SAME OLD BELIEFS OR PROBLEMS repeated over and over.

    Since “continuity” is linked to “loveliness” and “freshness,” this sentence says to me that we express God’s continual outpouring of lovely new ideas every moment. There’s no rustiness or staleness or rigidity or ritual in continual freshness (think of an underground spring that bubbles to the surface and supplies fresh, pure water non-stop).

    In other words, it’s impossible for a fresh thought to age. It has no “time” to do so! And if we’re constantly thinking a fresh and lovely NOW thought, we can’t at the same time be clinging to yesterday’s outgrown thoughts.

    In fact, holding unnaturally to “old” opinions and beliefs and theories (instead of allowing them to be naturally replaced with new and true views of our spiritual, ageless life) is the only thing that can seem to “age” us — and “date” us.

  3. And I work daily with this thought from Science & Health:
    Man, governed by immortal Mind, is always beautiful and grand. Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness. 246:23

    Thank you for the post, Evan.

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