Some people say that stress is part of life. Their paradigm sees it as inevitable and unavoidable.
You can choose to live your life that way. I prefer knowing that I control my thoughts and how my world looks.
I am not saying nothing stressful will ever arise in your life. I am saying you can step back and change our interpretation of anything that pressures you or freaks you out. Know you can find a way to interpret life events so everything that happens serves your highest and best interest – in the big picture.
Even when awful things happen, after you calm your racing heart and return your breathing to deep full slow breaths then you can change your view of whatever horrific event happened.
More importantly, you can see the solutions that always come with the challenge, After all, there are no obstacles only opportunities.
People call that way of thinking Pollyanna thinking. They say that thinking positively doe snot work. And they are right. Positive thinking is, as I witness it in others, a way of hiding from the truth, sugar-coating it as if nothing is wrong and all is perfect.
Positive thinking does not work. But then negative thinking does not work either. Why in the world do people call reality the negative interpretation of life?
No, neither negative nor positive thinking will move you out of stress and into happiness. That path requires accurate thinking.
What is accurate thinking?
Events just are what they are. They have no meaning. You give them meaning. You give an event one meaning and I give that exact same event an entirely different meaning.
So now who is right? Both of us and neither of us.
My interpretation fits for me while yours fits for you. Yet neither is an accurate view of what actually transpired.
Accurate thinking ends all strife forever because it leads you to the only and perfect truth that there is no where to go and nothing to get. Life simply is what life is. What happens happens.
You can feel wigged out about what happens. Or you can accept what happens. Which thought leads you to the emotions that then move you to the appropriate action for you? By appropriate I mean the action that leaves you feeling really good, at peace and – therefore without stress?
Do you see that your thoughts make the deciding factor as to whether or not you live in stress?
Ready to do something about it?
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