Relieve Stress Mini Mash 2

The vast majority of ‘how to relieve stress’ information I see just focuses on fixing/adjusting the external world, rather than looking at your own attitude or inner habits… and this is why most of it is not terribly useful… at least not for the goal of stress elimination.

Here are two very useful articles I’ve found that do focus on inner transformation.

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free – KSL.comSat, 22 Nov 2014 22:10:13 GMT Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-freeKSL.comEditor’s note: A. Parthasarathy is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker on the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta. He runs an educational and research institution for students from all ov …Read more …

The Critical Quote:  Pleasure or pain, joy or sorrow, peace or stress — these are not found in external objects or beings. They are found in the relationship you have with those things.

This is the first I’ve heard of A. Parthasarathy… but I really enjoyed the article.

I would like to see more of a step-by-step system… but this article is devoted to the most important first step… which is recognizing that the magic of stress elimination/stress reduction comes from how you perceive and interact with the external world… not from the external world itself.

The Benefits of Forgetting – Huffington PostMon, 17 Nov 2014 19:23:21 GMT The Benefits of ForgettingHuffington PostDid you respond to all of the latest communications you received on Facebook, Twitter, your texts, your emails or even all your phone messages? The project you’re supposed to have finished for work in one hour …Read more …

Hale Dwoskin is one of the few people who’s work I can whole-heartedly recommend.  The Sedona Method dramatically shifted my approach to life, love, and teaching.

I’m sharing the basic 5 step process, here (Start with whatever issue or challenge you would like to change).

Now, in this moment simply ask yourself this series of questions:

  1. Could I welcome or allow whatever this issue is bringing up in my mind and heart?
  2. Could I let the feeling this brings up go as best I can?
  3. Would I?
  4. When?
  5. Could I allow myself to open to the vast storehouse of intelligence and energy that is right within me?

With some practice, this process starts to become instinctive… at which point you can begin to let go of stress, tension, resistance, etc. by just having the sincere intent to do so.

Play with it and tell me what you think.

keep smiling,

Benjamin