For 65 years my favorite quote has been from THANATOPSIS.
So live, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan which moves
To that mysterious realm, where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Even as a 4-year-old, when my grandmother was remonstrating me for being on her lard can, I said “Don’t worry, Grandma. If you’re going to die, you’re gonna die.”
Through the decades death has never been a fear. In 2005, when I finished my initial work on the 5 Rings, I suddenly had a KNOWING—if we could just keep our DHEA and Calcitonin normal and our free radicals very low, we should live 140 years. Interestingly, on my book tour of 42 cities to promote LIFE BEYOND 100. I learned that a huge majority of people did not want to live to be 100, let alone beyond that.
In late 2006, I began using the RejuvaMatrix hopefully to lengthen telomeres, which ordinarily shrink 1% a year, if you have good habits. I enrolled 50 people in a potential 5-year study. Forty % have not followed through, but in the others, 70% have had average growth of 2 to 4% per year, instead of shrinkage. In 6 years & 7 MONTHS MY TELOMERES HAVE GROWN 19.6% INSTEAD OF THE 6.6% EXPECTED SHRINKAGE! That is remarkable and, theoretically, suggests longevity. Despite that, for almost a year I have had interment to frequent PVC’s, the cause of which a family doc, cardiologist and Nurse Practitioner have not been able to find.
I am writing this to be used in case I do not make it to 100 or beyond. There is no circumstance under which I would have coronary bypass surgery, a stent, take statin drugs, have chemotherapy in case of cancer. Or have any organ transplant. Indeed, there are few drugs I would agree to take. As long as I am functioning, I hope to continue being productive. But when the time comes,
I will wrap the drapery of my couch about me and lie down to pleasant dreams!
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.