You don’t have any stress in life, right? It is one of those “Hakuna Matata” moments where there are no worries!
Wait, you do have some stress in life?
How do you know this to be true?
What shows up?
For some people it is muscle tension, aches, pain, or illnesses. For others, it could be emotional and mental conditions that show up. Some may have more complex physical situations.
Each one of us has different ways that stress in life shows up. There are similarities between people, but just because one has stress, it does not mean it will show up the same way as it does in others.
Stress In Life Is Not A Sign Of Weakness
Too many of us view stress as something which is a sign of weakness. We think that we must be strong and powerful and in control. “We have no stress” is often what I hear. I also see where people look down their noses on others that have stress, as if they are inferior.
The truth is, we all have stress in life. You can’t be a human living in a human body without it. How you deal with stress and interact with it is how you can have a direct impact.
Let’s take a step to the side and consider the plant world. Even the wind blowing on a plant causes stress. Yet, that same wind that causes stress also helps the plant build up strength so it can stand tall and strong.
If we had no stress in life, we’d probably meander around through our days. Stress has a purpose and place, but too much of it becomes toxic. When we allow stress to build-up, that’s when stress has our backside whooped!
Learning From Stress In Life
Instead of seeing stress as a negative thing or something that you portray to the world as nonexistent, view it in a different way. Try to see how you can learn from it. How can you interact with it so that instead of it controlling you, you are the master of your
Learn to take a moment to stop and observe the stress. Don’t be numb and disconnected to it. We go through our days oblivious to what is really going on in the body. It isn’t until the body breaks down that we hopefully begin to see it. Yet, most don’t even see it at this point.
What We Were Taught About Stress
The way we deal with stress in life comes from what we were taught by our caregivers and society. Most of the time, these teachings were not helpful and came from individuals who were not fully conscious.
If you want to deal with stress, you must re-learn so much of what you were taught.
It is possible to better deal with stress in life if we begin to open our eyes to its existence. Once we have seen it, we must react in a different way than viewing ourselves as inferior.
There is so much awareness we can harness from stress that will actually help us. It is a matter of how much we allow ourselves to interact with it or how much we attempt to ignore it.