Getting Older Does Not Mean Our Brain Wears Out
Old thinking, old research tells us several things about getting older that really are not true. Getting older does not mean that the brain is degenerating. Old thinking is actually wrong thinking. However, this kind of thinking will bring above-unwanted things to pass. Thankfully, we can learn the truth, and do things to prevent these results from old thinking.
Dr. Caroline Leaf tells us that the newly emergent science of neuroplasticity proves that the brain can reorganize itself. It can change and alter its structure as we think. “What we choose to think about and how we choose to think can switch our genes on and off; changing the structure and function of the brain.” ~ Dr. Leaf.
The brain only gets better with use. It never wears out. It does not degenerate unless we fail to use it. God tells us in His Word that we are each fearfully and wonderfully made. It is marvelous to think about how God created us in His image. “There is no expiration date on potential.” ~Dr. Leaf
Potential is Unlimited
Many years ago, John and I learned about God’s Covenant of Divine Health. We began believing for long life and good health. “As our days are, so shall our strength be.” This scripture, Deuteronomy 33:25, is one of my favorite scriptures. For the past two years, we have prayed this daily.
Preparing for our 50th Wedding Anniversary, we hired a dance teacher to give us private lessons to choreograph and teach us to dance the waltz. It was so very scary for me to dance in front of our guests. Other details of that story can be found here: https://www.fabulouslyfit.com/highlights-of-ou…ding-anniversary
We enjoyed our lessons so much that we continued. Ben de la Vega is a fabulous dance instructor. He has had such patience with us and has continued to stretch and stretch us to believe we could dance well and remember multitudes of patterns. We began to see that we certainly were not too old to learn, even though we are in our 70’s and John a bit closer to 80. Our Crossfit training has helped with our strength and balance.
The Brain Does not Degenerate but Gets Better with Use
Ben asked us to do his Valentine Dance Showcase this past weekend. Oh my, it was a stretch again for me. I trusted the Lord greatly for His help. Could we prepare with only a week’s notice? Could my brain remember all the patterns?
What Can You Do That You May Not Think Possible?
God has created each of us with an incredible amount of potential. Getting older does not mean that our brain is degenerating; unless we believe it will, and fail to use our body or our brain. The later years can be the best years of our life. They are that way for John and I. We are extremely grateful. Dancing can keep you young.