In a recent look at studies of supercentenarians (people older than 110), four commonly recurring themes were identified in their lives. A post on Elephant Journal sums it up:
A study on supercentenarians found some qualities they have in common that you might find are very attainable:
1. LIVE “ON PURPOSE”
Supercentenarians share a philosophy of the importance of being actively involved with life in a way that defines their purpose in still being on the planet.
2. LAUGH OFTEN
Supercentenarians share a central core value of the importance that humor and laughter play in their perspective on life.
3. GO WITH THE FLOW
Supercentenarians have a unique ability to flow with life in a way that is outside of the cultural tendency to clock off time in a linear fashion.
4. YOUTH IS A STATE OF MIND
Supercentenarians almost seem to live life in an “ageless perspective” of themselves. This detachment from a linear lifespan orientation may impact the strength and flow of their energy field in a desirable way that influences their longevity.
When I read those themes I thought, those aren't just a recipe for living long. They're a recipe for a recipe for living well!
Take a quick check of your own life. How well are you living those themes? What could you do to make each of them a more integral part of how you show up in the world?
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