Happiness has much to do with the mind -- how you view your current conditions. It is always a scenario of "a glass half full or a glass empty." Are you unhappy because you are confronted with many life changes and challenges that devastate you? You’re not alone!
You cannot change what is unchangeable or irreversible. But you can change your mind by changing your perspectives, and still live your life as if everything is amiracle. The worst scenario is that you cannot change the unchangeable, and neither can you change your mind. Then, use your mind power to accept and embrace the changeable, such as loss due to death and bereavement.
Human existence is meaningless without life purpose and human happiness. The pursuit of longevity has been going on since time immemorial. Consciousness holds the key to the success of this pursuit. Consciousness is wisdom of the mind to understand the self, others, as well as how and why certain things happen. Wisdom is the capability of the self to ask self-intuitive questions along the life journey.
To live to 100 and beyond—if you just don’t die—you must ask questions about life; after all, living is about asking questions and seeking answers to the questions asked, and thereby instrumental in providing wisdom or a blueprint to continue the rest of your life journey.
The first question you should consciously ask yourself is: "How long do I wish to live?" Of course, that is only a hypothetical question because you really don’t have much of a choice—unless you would like to purposely end your life prematurely. Naturally, the answer to that question may also change over different phases in your life, depending on the quality of your life in that particular phase.
The second question you should consciously ask yourself is: "Why do I want to live long, or why not?" This question will be naturally followed by the third question: “How do I live long, or what can make me desire to live longer?”
The final question—if you just don’t die—is: "How should I live the rest of my life to overcome my daily problems and life challenges?"
The objective of this newly published 154-page book is neither to convince you to crave longevity, nor to show you how to live to one hundred and beyond. It simply presents you with the consciousness of living the rest of your years—if you just don’t die!
Copyright© by Stephen Lau