Look 20 Years Younger?

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At the end of the last A New Earth Webcast Oprah asked Eckhart Tolle how old he is.

Can you guess?

I thought he was in his 40s. Really.

Close? Not even.

This body is 60 years old, he said.

UGH!I actually inhaled shocked breath.

Not that it matters to me how old he is, but he is very young looking.

Oprah seemed abashed. I have to ask, the viewers write and they want to know what you do for your skin. Do you use a special skin cream? Or color your hair?

Expressionless he said, No. People who don’t carry around a lot of past look much younger. When you let go of your past you take on an ageless quality. Resentments cause a lot of wrinkles and lines.
(paraphrasing here)

Recipe to look 20 years younger: Let go of the past 20 years.
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    • Violet

      He does look young. Letting go of the past probably is cleansing, but I think good genes probably help too.

    • http://www.blogfabulous.com Tracee Sioux

      Probably.

      But, we have control over what we hang on to.

      No control over genetics.

    • http://jlogged.com jen

      I swear this is so true. I know a couple women that have eight and NINE kids, and they look SO good. Their secret? Well, they are two of the most chilled out, let-it-roll-off-your-back people I know. The chaos does not seem to effect them. They don’t choose to coddle their problems, worries, fears, etc.. It amazes me really, and I strive to be more like that everyday.

      I often times make things personal, and then obsess. It totally causes wrinkles. :P

    • Ashley

      me too Jen.

    • Benjamin

      I am so greatful to Eckhart Tolle and Oprah for turning me onto Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and her beautiful book “”My Stroke of Insight”". Her story is amazing and her gift to all of us is a book purchase away I’m happy to say.

      Dr Taylor was a Harvard brain scientist when she had a stroke at age 37. What was amazing was that her left brain was shut down by the stroke – where language and thinking occur – but her right brain was fully functioning. She experienced bliss and nirvana and the way she writes about it (or talks about it in her now famous TED talk) is incredible.

      What I took away from Dr. Taylor’s book above all, and why I recommend it so highly, is that you don’t have to have a stroke or take drugs to find the deep inner peace that she talks about. Her book explains how. “”I want what she’s having”", and thanks to this wonderful book, I can! Thank you Dr. Taylor, and thank you Eckhart and Oprah.