Interesting Facts About People That Are 100 Years Old And Over

Interesting Facts About People That Are 100 Years Old And Over

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Spiritual life and mental health

Spiritual life and mental health of centenarians are very important and should be studied. Surveys show that most centenarians were religious people or believers.  There were people of different religions such as Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Taos and others. If we exclude the closed monk communities, the greater part of centenarians did not lead cloistered life. They lived in a community in the country far from cities. Their faith disciplined them and built their harmonious inner peace. Some of them practiced martial arts, Qigong, calligraphy and meditation but that was like a continuation of their religion and helped enrich their spiritual lives and considerably improved their mental health. So, if you eliminate negative emotions that will help you a lot.

Huang Di nei jing (literally the Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor or Esoteric Scripture of the Yellow Emperor) summarised the experience of centenarians from ancient times. The Inner Canon is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine for more than two millennia. It recommended, “Do not let yourself be depressed by confusing thoughts; try to be calm and optimistic; be kind; keep sound your body and soul. Then you can live to be a hundred” (IV c. BC).

The Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor reveals that emotional and psychological factors are among the most important causes of diseases. Moral and virtuous people live longer. A lot of Chinese centenarians from ancient times practiced spiritual activities and art; they liked philosophy, music, chess, draughts (wei zi), calligraphy, drawing, flower arrangement, and park art. This is valid for centenarians in China today. If you read suitable books, if you meditate and practice mental work, that will help you have a long life. Many intellectuals created their best works and fully developed their creative potential when they were old.



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