Some of the ‘age stages’ of our lives are critical. They mark major transitions or even transformations – some are like a resurrection of body and mind. Life cultivates the ground in advance for our body and soul, and these moments are of the outmost importance, as is proven even by the life sciences.
They hit around 30-32, around 42-46, and around 60. What you have previously built in your life will help you to be prepared for the following years.
The body and mind connection, conscious or not, will help you live a fulfilling life. In the first age stage, you are trying to find out what is going in your life, especially dealing with immaturity. In the second stage, you have matured and have begun to design your future life. In the third stage, maturity guides you to the enjoyment of life, knowing your deeper self and it’s place in the cosmos. You are now tasting the fruits of your prior efforts.
Moving from our pasts to the futures, we encounter a transitional period that directs where people place themselves into the cosmos. Previous generations had their enviable, no doubt, spirituality, which drove their lives and impelled them to dive deeper into consciousness and wellbeing, which are connected because body is soul and vice versa. The first generations raised in the digital age lost this connection, hence they lost this privilege. But maintaining contact with the ‘elderly’ helps recover this asset.
Science has proved that this is the real deal: a fruitful mind nourishes the body. Take, for example, the famous longevity of the island of Ikaria. But does it still exist? Will millennials there live until they reach 100? What has changed in recent years?
A professor used to say to me “if you ask yourself “why am l doing this,” you are a scientist. If you ask yourself “how do I do this,” you are just a technician. Well, I do believe that people are starting again to add ‘whys’ to their lives, all ages and generations, so I think humanity will thrive in the near future.
Younger generations ask a lot of ‘how to’ instead of ‘why’ questions regarding their lifestyles. And it is true that they have loads of information in their hands about the world around them – but what about their inner self? – the true thing that resurrects you from you.
Psychosomatic disorders were not so common in past generations. Does this mean that they had found the balance between body and mind? Has today’s generation – the millennials who are disconnected from spirituality – discovered this balance?
Whatever the reasons, millennials are trying to bridge this gap because they have found out its importance. Previous generations will show them how and where to plant their roots so that they can connect body with soul.
* The above is not medical advice but mere suggestions for improving your diet. Before reach herbal use you should consult your doctor, especially those who have health issues, are pregnant or are under the age of 6.
Evropi-Sofia Dalampira holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and an MSc in Botany-Biology.