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Fear of Aging: How to Stop Worrying About Aging

July 24th, 2014 by Hale Dwoskin

Feeling a sense of anxiety, concern, apprehension and perhaps all-out fear about aging is something that seems to be inherently human. In fact, when more than 39,000 people from 31 nations were asked to explain what they worried about most in relation to getting older, they were not short on words:

  • Americans’ top concerns about aging were loss of energy, trouble caring for themselves, memory loss, and weight gain
  • Germans worried about losing their memory and mental alertness
  • The Dutch worried about gaining weight
  • Thais were concerned about fading eyesight

While widespread concern about aging showed up in numerous countries, including Sweden, Spain and Japan, only the Egyptians reported relatively few concerns.

When asked why this group seemed to have a self-confidence, assurance and relative ease about aging that many other country’s populations lacked, researcher Michael Gusmano, a director of the World Cities Project of the International Longevity Center, suggested that perhaps they believe aging is inevitable, so why worry about it.

Indeed, Why Worry?

The idea that worrying is pointless is actually a great premise because the more you worry, the more likely you are to experience those things you so fear. Worrying about aging holds in your mind thoughts of wrinkles, losing your memory, weight gain and more, so that even before any of these things have happened, you’re feeling their effects.

In this case, if you “think old” you’ll likely go grey long before your time. But “think young” and you will truly stay young at heart, and in body.

In reality, by the time you are ‘old’ you will probably not care if you have some wrinkles or if you’ve put on a few pounds. In fact, our brains are hardwired to become more emotionally stable, and more able to control fear, as we age, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Still, we live in a society that worships youth instead of age and wisdom, and this can cause some mental unrest for anyone who’s over the age of 25.

We fear getting old because we believe we are the body that is aging. If you are willing to challenge this basic assumption, you can lose the fear of aging and the fear of death.

At Your Core, You are Ageless

This may seem radical, however if you are open to it you will discover that what you are is birthless and deathless.

This is true because you are ultimately MORE than the body and person you imagine yourself to be. Whether you are interested in exploring this notion further, or if you simply want to know how to let go of your fear of aging, The Sedona Method is the next step to take. This is THE tool that will show you why worrying about aging is keeping you from youth, and then give you the power to release your worries.

Letting go of your fear of aging is easy when you treat it as simply just another feeling. The advantage in letting go of this fear is that fear will not slow down the aging process, even if you believe it will, plus the fear is holding in mind exactly what you do not want from the aging process.

You may, at one point or another, have seen someone who has the vibrant glow of a 21-year-old, the smile of a child, and the eyes of someone with much more to learn. Only their graying hair, their deep smile lines — and their wisdom — give away their mature age. This is the picture of someone who has not let the hands of time dictate their life and happiness, and this someone can be you.

The more you let go the more you will find that you can age more gracefully. When releasing, many people even experience
the feeling of getting younger rather than getting older.