How to live a longer life? That’s everybody’s question these days. Forget spirituality. Forget Jesus, it seems. But get down to it. How do I live longer?
I’m going to impart some information to you. I received this information on the night of September 25th, 2008, and have been withholding it until now. My information comes from an ‘alien’ (read, the Internet). The wisdom I am going to grant you also comes from Li Ching-Yuen.
After I give you Li Ching-Yuen’s advice on how to live longer, I will add one extra tip at the end. And I think it’s worth it, so if nothing else, flip to the end of the article to receive my personal, updated information on how to have a longer, healthier life.
Quickly, Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese man who lived for either 197 years, or 256 years. The correct number is up in the air, but both estimates are pretty damn impressive. Read about Ching-Yuen here. And here. And here.
Have tranquil thoughts. Science knows how harmful stress can be on the body. So meditate. Chill out. Sit without the stressful television blaring, or the radio, or that popular music. Sit still, and relax. Breathe deeply whenever possible.
Sit Like A Tortoise
A tortoise sits very calmly, and this can be linked to having a tranquil mind. When you sit, sit. Don’t jerk your knees, shake your hips, bite your cheeks, tighten your buttocks. But be calm.
Walk Sprightly Like A Pigeon
Walk briskly, take definitive steps, and feel your body advancing over the earth. Don’t slouch or creep or crawl, but walk with purpose, with your head high and your posture straight. Watch the pigeons, and mimic that sprightly step.
Sleep Like A Dog
When dogs sleep, it often looks like they’re dead. When a dog sleeps, it really sleeps. It puts its entire ‘self’ into that sleep, and as a human, you should too. Let your body repair itself. When you close your eyes, fall into yourself, forget as many worries as you can, and give yourself a break.
Don’t Eat Shit
Li Chung-Yuen did not say this, but he did follow it. Chung-Yuen ate herbs, and was also reported to have made his living for his first 100 years selling herbs. The herbs he promoted: wild reishi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou su, and gotu kola.
Jennifer Aniston is actually the person who said, Stop eating shit, when a reporter asked her how she stayed so beautiful and fit. (Jennifer Aniston’s Beauty Advice: ‘Stop Eating S**t’; read it here)
I incorporated her phrase into an article called Shun the American Diet & Improve Your Connection with God (read it here)
I’d better tell you what I consider ‘shit’. ‘Shit’ is mostly what you’re going to find packaged in the food aisles of your grocery store. (I take this further, and in more detail in the article above) Everything that has been processed is either shit, or borderline shit.
Sorry to keep using that nasty word, but it’s fitting.