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April 20 2013

Aging Brain

Category:  Deepak Quotes

For a small, fortunate few, at age ninety, memory can improve rather than decline. Aging is like a ragged army, in which cells advance ahead of others, but the whole army moves at a snail's pace and with great stealth.
Aging Brain

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  • "Doc, I am having a terrible problem remembering things lately. Do you have any suggestions?" "How long have you had this problem?" "What problem?"

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-02-11 10:04:47 // //
  • What do you expect? What do you accept? What do you intend? You command your cells.

    amagicd // 2013-02-11 16:40:29 // //



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  • There are plenty of excercises to improve this, as we become older we should do them :/ we should improve this somehow

    Tania Moreno // 2013-04-21 20:57:39 // //
  • <3

    Karl Humphrey // 2013-04-21 18:54:38 // //
  • my Grandmother's cognitive abilities were fully intact before her stroke. she may have had some minimal short term memory that interfered with her taking her medication which ultimately lead to her untimely death at 91 years young. adults at this age need their family to make sure that they are getting what they need. I will always feel anger for those who neglected her and stood in our way of helping each other.her sister is 96 and these two were always considered the meanest of the 13-14 siblings ! hahaha. they were the best of the best and the meanest one is still standing! hahaha,Long Live Aunt Bethel. I know when I go to visit her, there will be Comet sprinkled in the bathroom sink,and we will sit at the kitchen table having something to drink. Their youngest sister Ollie survived Hurricane Katrina and had one of the few homes that remained intact in Bay St.Louis-proabbaly because she was in the eye of the storm conducting the entire hurricane with her will to live !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL hahahaha.....GoddessByTheWaterfall/MoonCloud/Stands With Fists/Cherokee Nation

    David Jones // 2013-04-21 12:51:54 // //
  • My Big Sister turns 90 in July, and her memory is her--

    Jane Davis // 2013-04-21 11:54:38 // //
  • Inner Peace Deepak...

    Vyktor Menendez // 2013-04-21 10:15:10 // //
  • Thanks for this excellent quotation dear Master!

    Claudia Laudanno // 2013-04-21 10:07:26 // //
  • The quality of our thinking determines the quality of our lives. Why not be the best we can be? Thank You Sir for the positive energy You share with the world! Super Brain Rocks! And so do You. <3

    Dreamscape: The Art of Positive Living // 2013-04-21 08:17:21 // //
  • Chris and Eric, reference your bible thumping, STFU.

    Tom Shepherd // 2013-04-21 08:06:56 // //
  • You are right. My Father-in-law is 93 - and his memory is much better than that of many of the 40-50 year Old people.

    Vijayamohan Vuppaladhadiam // 2013-04-21 07:19:07 // //
  • My dad is 94 and pretty sharp. Mom just passed at 91. Also great. They were married 70 years

    Donna Cutler // 2013-04-21 05:06:53 // //
  • Lo quiero traducido al español así no me entero

    Trini Rebollo del Barrio // 2013-04-21 03:09:20 // //
  • Well said Eric. The scourge of psychobabble is not just infecting Christianity. It infects atheists too. It creates delusional thinking and mind-washing for commercial gain. Everything from NLP to Landmark Education. Psychobabble is a modern disease.

    Chris Kondic // 2013-04-21 02:56:05 // //
  • its d best Deepak Chopra i hv ever read, thanx Sir

    Piyali DasGupta // 2013-04-21 02:34:41 // //
  • We are living in a day and age where man is taught to think good thoughts, high thoughts, wonderful thoughts about himself. Within the last 20 years or so there has been a covert invasion in Christianity in America without hardly a whimper of protest. This invasion can best be described as "Christian" psychology, which is nothing more than watered-down humanism. While there are millions of people searching for answers to their complicated problems created by their increasingly complex lives, psychology comes along and attempts to answer and solve man's sin problems and its consequences through the building up and restoration of man's self-esteem and self-image. We are told today to get in touch with our inner self and ask the question: "How do you feel about yourself?" The bottom line is, it doesn't amount to a hill of beans what we think or feel about ourselves, but what does the Bible say and teach. This matrimony between psychology and Christianity has created an unholy alliance which is producing some strange children that are permitting, promoting, and preaching deceiving, dangerous, and damnable false doctrines. This diabolical psychobabble of self-love is sweeping through churches today among self-seeking men in a self-centered society whose greatest problem is a desire to worship at the altar of self. The apostle Paul warned us that one of the characteristics of the last days would be that "men shall be lovers of their own selves" (2 Tim. 3:2). I'm afraid many so-called fundamental/evangelical churches and preachers have fallen into the trap of teaching this mushy self-worth propaganda that seeks to camouflage itself in robes of charity and tolerance. Churches and preachers alike are abandoning their God-called purpose of holding up the mirror of God's Word and graphically revealing to man what he really looks like in the sight of a holy God. The missing message in modern-day preaching is the Biblical doctrine of repentance, where a sinner is convinced and convicted of his exceeding sinfulness and lost condition.

    Eric R Christian // 2013-04-21 01:32:30 // //
  • Yes, Always will have synaptogenesis! The pruning of matter Which gives us the impression if we dont use it...we lose it.

    Paula Rider // 2013-04-21 00:46:17 // //
  • I go for incline....

    Lynette Higgs // 2013-04-21 00:36:01 // //
  • Cool

    Thinlay Tsomo // 2013-04-21 00:03:52 // //
  • mine sure needs to improve!

    Jacquelyn Meyers // 2013-04-20 23:45:06 // //
  • Thanks for sharing.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-04-20 23:39:28 // //
  • amen chopra the real true

    Memory Mnyariwa // 2013-04-20 23:39:14 // //
  • Can brain atrophy be stopped? How?

    Tessa Wood-Woolard // 2013-04-20 23:30:01 // //
  • :) thanks

    Mercedes Belalcázar Mejia // 2013-04-20 23:19:21 // //
  • if this is what appears beneath its covers, this book will be worth the read

    Lillian Sulliman // 2013-04-20 23:14:36 // //
  • What! Hey Deep... what no pic of you? :)

    Lillian Aviles // 2013-04-20 23:10:44 // //
  • Oprah chopra

    Navaf Cp // 2013-04-20 23:06:52 // //
  • The more I clean my diet up with unprocessed plant based foods, the younger I feel ~ ^_^ ~

    Lori Nadler-Armstrong // 2013-04-20 23:06:20 // //
  • after 20age some gramwe loose but for spiritualsicker itz gt noexactbound!--moumita

    Moumita Sahoo // 2013-04-20 23:04:01 // //
  • Interesting book!

    Juanita Corley Smith // 2013-02-12 10:56:09 // //
  • Excelente información,gracias¡¡¡...quiero comprar tu libro en español : )

    Cielo Zepeda Mondragon // 2013-02-12 00:03:51 // //
  • i agree with amagicd. we do control our cells when our conscious is placed in the nonlocal domain. this is hard to access. results from maybe decades or centuries of meditation practice. some people will never consciously access this level takes much hard work. but after that, your whole life is a miracle. i love all you seekers. keep on going.

    jessi // 2013-02-11 17:59:34 // //
  • What do you expect? What do you accept? What do you intend? You command your cells.

    amagicd // 2013-02-11 16:40:29 // //

    Martin Meyer // 2013-02-11 14:51:54 // //
  • Hope this is true! :)

    Candice Vivino // 2013-02-11 13:52:01 // //
  • Love this definition of us...

    cgerard143 // 2013-02-11 13:14:59 // //
  • I`ll tell my Big Sister...LOL...

    Jane Davis // 2013-02-11 12:44:31 // //
  • To stay 'young' in the mind we need to keep the intellect alert and sharpened through conscious stimulation and nourishment.Then all 3 functions dhi,dhruthi,smruthi - learning,retention and recall will function at optimum. What can we do through aahar and vihaar- diet and lifestyle to achieve this? Some suggestions: Make interesting mathematical patterns and puzzles of everyday situations and try to solve them systematically through logic . Practice memorizing ,retention, and recall of chants ,people,faces, facts, numbers,images at every opportunity you get to keep brain challenged and engaged so it does not 'rust' and 'age' prematurely. Ghee is a supreme 'medhya rasayana" brain tonic as are other healthy fats . A good brain herb in ayurveda is Brahmi which is said to strengthen the intellect, and increase expansion of the mind. 8 - 10 almonds daily(pre soaked and peeled) , raw walnuts etc are considered excellent and effective food for the brain!

    Hema Ravikumar // 2013-02-11 12:35:05 // //
  • My next read....I have all his books!

    Kathi Lewis // 2013-02-11 12:31:31 // //
  • Many of the daily tasks of ancient India including early morning "kolam" design drawing involved scientific,mathematical, intricate calculations that kept the brain on its toes in perpetual sharp,focused,aware,mindful and happy meditative state. In fact, every single daily activity was intentionally designed to keep brain capacity exercised and mind fully ,productively engaged 100% because there was considerable technical,artistic,scientific skill and labor involved in its execution whether it was self care, prayer ritual, food prep, home beautification or professional career. Not only that, we lived and exposed ourselves to nature - sunlight,fresh air in plenty regularly.This kept mind and brain refreshed.In these days of instant and super- fast everything we have lost that highly valued one- pointed-ness of concentration. We get fragmented,scattered and distracted through multi- tasking (Vata disturbing) and so, we fuel a host of nervous system and attention deficit diseases.We sit in front of computer screens and in artificial lighting a lot, exercise in closed spaces while listening to loud music in the ears and watch TV at the same time,sometimes chatting with someone on the phone,drinking or even chewing on something !The mind is thus constantly fragmented, volatile,disturbed, pulled in different directions, restless. . It reacts by getting burned out,(Pitta) fatigued (Vata)and begins to malfunction.The other extreme is when the brain/mind shuts off completely in rebellion against the many demands placed on it and goes into stubborn inactivity, heavy depression and lack of motivation.(Kapha) Either way ,memory suffers because of over -use or under -use.It loses its abilities, and 'forgets' its own power and capabilities. We lose our inner peace and stillness (sattva) through constant agitation (rajas) or apathy (tamas) and get" brain- mind- fatigued" or "brain - mind fogged" , Thus we artificially' feel old 'and age before our time. How to prevent ennui or overwhelm/ burnout? We can consciously make each everyday task we undertake joyfully interesting by bringing calm,conscious awareness to all aspects of it ,being grounded,taking due time to complete it, being fully present and embracing every detail with enthusiasm instead of going through the motions like robots to just "get it over with". This keeps the mind/brain renewed and fresh. Have you noticed very little kids or animals playing with their favorite toy ? Every day they approach it and happily swoop on it as if they've never seen it before! This attitude of letting go of the heavy burden of old conditioned ego baggage and seeing each moment as NEW is what what keeps us "young" and prevents brain/mind from tiring out , feeling old and working inefficiently. Also do remember to support your conscious lifestyle by taking quality " brain foods" !

    PRASANNA AYURVEDA // 2013-02-11 12:30:27 // //
  • Thanks Deepak, love your info....

    Heather Keeping // 2013-02-11 12:22:41 // //
  • Your books ruined my life. Ignorance really is bliss...

    Amber Temple // 2013-02-11 12:17:49 // //
  • Everything...and I mean the result of how and what we think...

    Christy Crudup Showalter // 2013-02-11 12:16:27 // //
  • This is Great Deepak, much aloha to you, hope one day we work together..Aloha from Starkeepers Linda and Reynolds...

    Reynolds Kamakawiwoole // 2013-02-11 12:10:22 // //
  • My Grandpa lived to 91,said he remembered things in his '80's that he forgot since childhood!

    Jim Allen // 2013-02-11 12:09:18 // //
  • reading it now

    Melinda Lincoln-Napoletano // 2013-02-11 12:07:08 // //
  • This could be said for my Grandma who is 99yrs old and still very mentally agile xx

    Dawn Trafford // 2013-02-11 12:06:46 // //
  • Hope...

    Jane Davis // 2013-02-11 12:03:32 // //
  • I love it

    Mariann Boda Toth // 2013-02-11 12:03:15 // //
  • "Doc, I am having a terrible problem remembering things lately. Do you have any suggestions?" "How long have you had this problem?" "What problem?"

    Ron Greenstein // 2013-02-11 10:04:47 // //
  • I have yet to get the book but believe in this wholeheartedly!

    Staci Hutchison // 2012-12-21 23:26:49 // //
  • Love the book!

    Janet Savage Valadez // 2012-12-20 16:40:19 // //
  • My mom is 89 and has an excellent memory. Her sister, my aunt, just passed away at 99 and had an excellent memory until the end

    Janet Savage Valadez // 2012-12-20 15:51:13 // //
  • Need to tell my "Big Sister" about this since she`ll be 90 in July...

    Jane Davis // 2012-12-20 13:36:21 // //
  • Such a excellent book ❤

    Mona Rasmussen // 2012-12-20 12:51:23 // //
  • I have read most of your books.....I have to go and get this one.

    Joyce Marshall // 2012-12-20 12:45:21 // //
  • Exactly fact ....thank you Deepak for your focused wisdom, on how noone should live in fear of degeneration of their abilities to thrive, because daily habits contribute to power to thrive ...fact

    Lisa Whitney // 2012-12-20 12:43:54 // //
  • My boyfriend bought the book for me yesterday and I can't wait to read it!

    Jen Ward // 2012-12-20 12:25:30 // //
  • I have an excellent Memory here ... what is it Deepak here the cells in my Brain travel to the cells in other brains here ? I am a bit overwhelmed here this morning with all these post here on my screen .. Your friend Dr. Oz just posted here. I was going to comment to him ... Too many people in this world here ... This word SNAIL here on your post my niece when she was here said look Aunt Marlene I am snail...Crown Royal is posting above you here and Bruno Mars here is so cute here posting CHESS with stars ... speechless here ... Kathie Lee here on TV said it is national Sangria day and God Bless <3

    Marlene Wood // 2012-12-20 12:24:03 // //
  • I haven't been felling his work lately

    Nina Elisa Delorme // 2012-12-20 12:18:09 // //
  • I don't think deppak should claim he is a psychologist

    Nina Elisa Delorme // 2012-12-20 12:17:43 // //
  • Where can I get the Super Brain show that was on PBS?

    Stephanie Grace // 2012-12-20 12:11:53 // //
  • True. I worked with at least two conductors in opera north of 80 something who knew more in a split second than other younger artists.

    Christina Henson // 2012-12-20 12:06:17 // //
  • Mercedes Belalcázar Mejia // 2012-12-20 12:05:58 // //
  • true

    Hema Ravikumar // 2012-12-20 12:04:37 // //