As human beings, our core struggle is that we want things to be different than they actually are. Neurotic struggle is our continued effort to resist what is happening. We want to be happy; we don’t want pain; we want to feel good; we don’t want heartbreak.
How many times have you heard, "just take some deep breaths"? What does this actually do?
It’s Noon, and that same old feeling is back again. Whether it’s your lunch hour or study break, the same mid-day, drowsy, unmotivated emotions come trickling in. You need a pick-me-up, fast. Instead of reaching for an energy drink, try a tea meditation to calm the mind and release stress.
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” ~ Jim Morrison
Several years ago I started having back pain. Like many people, I internalize stress – I’m not a screamer, and most people think I’m pretty even-keeled. That’s how I appear on the outside, anyway. A lot of people do this – but stress manifests itself in one way or another.
Stress has been defined as America’s number one health problem. Stress can cause physical illness as well as mental and emotional problems. Stress triggers problems such as insomnia, personality changes, difficulty concentrating, difficulty making decisions, depression, anxiety, and irritability, to name a few.
I write about human behavior, meditation, body awareness, and a variety of other things that pique my interest.