Reflections: on Longevity

Reflections: on Longevity

We place so much importance on physical health to prolong our lives by an extra few years, but what if we could literally double our life expectancy?

“Madness”, you’d say… Unless, our lives are not measured by its physical length but instead by how long we are aware, awake, and in control.

The majority of our day we spend on autopilot – I know I do – it’s both a blessing and a curse, as it makes habitual actions near effortless, but at the same time eats away at the hours we truly experience and appreciate being alive. It’s our minds way of conserving fuel so to not tire ourselves mentally with rehearsed tasks; tying a shoelace, driving a car, ironing a shirt. We form habits, and in doing so we need not make a conscious effort to remember how or when to carry out that particular task.

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Reflections: on Perception

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What if we’re experiencing only 20% of the information which surrounds us?

What if there was so much beauty in the world, that if you let it all flood in at once, you’d be overwhelmed in awe, momentarily debilitated by the sheer potency of emotion gushing into you with every millisecond that passed. You end up on your knees staring at a blade of grass growing out of the floor, as you cup it in your hands a tear wells up in your eye before it rolls down your face, “this is what it means to be alive”. A sudden sense of realisation that true beauty is everything and everywhere envelopes you, it’s just hidden, it’s just that, you only experience what your brain allows you to – and now you’re finally seeing everything for what it is, infinite.

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”

– William Blake

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