Monday, August 27, 2012
2. My healthy, active and producive formula for long life has been guided by the many books and articles that I have read on longevity. Among them are:
i. The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity by Daniel Reid. Simon& Schuster, London. 1989
ii.The New Anti-Aging Revolution by Dr R. Goldman&Dr R. Klatz. Advantage Quest,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 2007.
iii. Long Life Prescriptions by Sari Harrar and Debra Gordon. Reader's Digest. 2008
iv. How A Man Stays Young by The Editors of Men's Health Magazine. Rodale Press.1993.
3. Basically as the above report indicates, genetic factor play an important influence in achieving long life. Other important factors include regular proper exercises; appropriate food and nutrition; active involevement in community work; close relationship with family and friends; spirituality; interesting hobbies such as gardening; reading and writing; pleasure trips; active sex life; listening to music; life filled with LOVE, KINDNESS and COMPASSION.
I was attracted by the column 'Your 10 Questions' which appeared in The Star dated Aug. 25, 2012 featuring Tan Chade-Meng, author of the book 'Search Inside Yourself. In responding to the questions from readers of the newspaper, Tan shared insights on a few aspects related to HAPPINESS, a topic close to my heart. Tan confessed that his childhood and youth periods were unhappy and on attaining the age of an adult, 21, a transformation within came with his study and practice of Mindfulness Meditation, which train through his heart and mind, to attain peace of mind and happiness. Tan is a Buddhist and when posed with the question whether the religion has a big impact on him, his response was that it was SPIRITUALITY i.e looking within oneself and by looking within, the look is extended beyond self, that has a big influence on him. Religion, to Tan, is the belief in one or more gods and that not all people are religious but everybody can be spiritual.
He acknowledged that KINDNESS is a sustainable source of happinees and he listed the following three important lessons that the young generations should take note of:
a. be HEALTHY by learning to how to take care of your body,
b. be HAPPY by learning how to take care of the mind,
c. be COMPASSIONATE by learning how to take care of others
Touching about LOVE and its importance to successful living, he quoted Warren Buffet
'Basically when you get to my age, you'll measure your success
in life by how many of the people you want to love do actually
love you. If you get to my age in life and nobody think well of
you, I don't care how big your bank balance is, your life is a
Monday, August 13, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
|With Kamariah and our host, Dr Aziz|
|Dr Aziz and his lovely wife|
|With Idris Abdul and Dr Zain|
|Photo of (from left) an Iranian friend, Dr Zain, Sdra Ali, Sdra Mohd Nor, Dr Azia|
|On a marshland, birdwatching trip|