Stress Is Optional, Let It Be

Modern life is full of pressure, frustration, and stress. Worrying about job security, being overworked, driving in rush-hour traffic, dealing with bills, arguing with our spouse — all create stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

As we engage our meditation practice, moving our focus more intently into the present with each subsequent session, we begin to loosen the stranglehold that stress has on our daily life.

We breathe space into the thoughts and fears that bring stress as we allow ourselves to relax.

After a while, we see the exact underpinnings of our chronic feelings of stress — we sense the erosion of our peacefulness without having to suffer through it. And through the space provided by our practice we can make changes to lessen and even eliminate the stress in our life.

It starts with the awareness that stress begins and ends in our brains. A conditioned response to threats in our environment. And turning within allows us to control this response, cutting it off before the day is ruined.

Quick Meditation Tip

Really allow yourself to relax during your meditation time. Allow everything to fall away – thoughts, tension, even the idea of you sitting there meditating. Let it all go.

Quote From Adam

“You do not have to force yourself to do anything at all. There is a continual exchange, a continual dance. It is similar to the sun shining and plants growing. The sun has no desire to create the vegetation; plants simply react to sunlight and the situation develops naturally.”
– Chogyam Trungpa

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