What Is Stress?
“Stress comes from the feeling that a certain set of circumstances SHOULD NOT be happening.
When you believe something in your life shouldn’t be the way it is, you go into a mindset of resistance. You mentally oppose what’s happening.
This is the feeling you identify as stress.
Something has come up and you want to get it over with.
Get past it.
Get it out of the way.
In other words, you are in flight from the way your life is right now.
Okay. What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety stems from the feeling that something SHOULD be happening that clearly isn’t.
When you believe something ought to be happening, you yearn for it.
Ache for it.
Often to the point that your longing eclipses your ability to enjoy what’s presently happing in your life.
Longing for something that isn’t happening causes you to be dissatisfied with your life as it is right now.
The effect upon your mental wellbeing and your health is the same as that of stress.
In both stress and anxiety, your inner experience is that you want to be somewhere other than where you are.
You’re not happy, not fulfilled with your life AS IT IS at this moment.
So, though you are forced to endure the situation because you can’t find a way out, you wish you could flee from it.
You are HERE, but your mind is ELSEWHERE.
This constitutes a splitting of your whole self.”
By accepting the fact that life is filled with unexpected things (stress inducing) and you’re not always going to get what you want (anxiety inducing) you stop being upset every time it happens.
It’s now just a normal part of life.
And when you know you have the tools to deal with unexpected things, instead of avoiding problems, you start fixing them.
The more you do that with the little things, the more resilience you build.
The more resilience you have, the more you stop fearing the bigger problems in life.
And peace you finally find.