Shift your focus to serving others
The world is made up of two categories of people: those who know how to be stress free and those who don’t. Stressful people are those who desire to control life. They like to mould life in the way they wish it to be. They are focused only on themselves. Those who are stress free are those who accept what life offers them without complaints. Their focus is about what they can do for others. They are clear that ‘life is for others’ is the context of their life.
What is Stress?
As long as we believe we are only the mind and body, we treat ourselves merely as a bio-machine. The purpose of human life is to transcend the mind and raise ourselves to a higher state of consciousness. In that state we truly experience the divinity that we have forgotten. Until we reconnect with that state of bliss, we are in turmoil. This turmoil is what we experience as stress or tension. It stems from the confusion between our true nature and what we misunderstand ourselves to be and then we strive to become to fill the gap.
The reasons for stress in one person do not necessarily cause stress in another. Someone said that the reverse of ‘stressed’ is ‘desserts’! Nowadays, it’s big business to talk about stress and offer temporary solutions. Rather than fixing what is wrong within, the real cause of stress, people try to wrestle with or dissolve stress by manipulating outer circumstances.
The root of Stress
Stress becomes an inevitable part of life because we feel it is connected to the fast world outside of us. We feel there can be no life without what we term ‘stress’. The truth is, stress is just our own mind-body’s inner response to what happens outside of us. It is not the disturbance outside that creates trouble, tension and stress. It is the disturbance inside that does it.
Guaranteed Solution to be Stress Free
Stress can be avoided by changing ourselves. Wecan make ourselves stress-proof, and, frankly, it is only by changing ourselves that we achieve any mastery over stress. It is very simple to do. Choose not to be affected by anything that happens in outer circumstances. . This is not impractical. It’s our conditioning that influences, us and leads to the experience we have. Nothing is inherently good or bad. Our beliefs, expectations, and judgements create the tension in our lives.
When we drop our judgements about ourselves, about the people around us and about the situations, we free ourselves from stress. We experience stress when we flow against the current, not when we flow with it. It is very powerful to be in tune with ourselves and life around us. It saves energy and opens up our creativity and potential. All the energy that was lost in distraction and stress is now available for focused effort and productivity. We lose our small, identity with all of its struggles when we flow with the intelligent current of Life. It helps us tremendously to reach the mindful state of restful awareness from which we witness and engage with events around us without getting stressed out by them. We really have nothing to lose by trying, except our stress! Decide not to be stressed about stress!
Be stress free! Be Blissful!