NO NEED TO MANAGE STRESS - JUST MANAGE YOURSELF !
Oh Stress ! Globally, organizations together lose a fortune every year on stress management training. Everyone seems to be talking about how to manage it, for stress levels are indeed skyrocketing. And yet such a myth stress management is !
We don't need to manage stress. We only need to manageourselves - our responses to the perceived stressors - whatever they be. We only need to break free ! From the mind's own negativity.
Understand your life to be like a room and stress is like darkness. So what do you do when the room is dark ? Do you struggle to manage or drive off darkness? No, you just light a lamp.
We don't need to manage the darkness of stress in the house of our lives. We only need to light the inner lamps of love, self-motivation, joy, empathy, service, etc.
Love is not just for the people we live with but also for oneself, for those we work with, and we must also love the work itself that we do, and the customers we work for....
All motivation is eventually self-motivation ; others can inspire you to do that. Self-motivation is motivating your lower self of ego-mind-body complex with the joie de vivre and the wisdom of your soul - your Higher Self.
Joy is in fact the soul's innate nature. In Sanskrit, we say soul is the image of Sat-Chit-Anand : Truth-Consciousness-Bliss.
See the kids walking - they are too spirited to walk simply ; they run, they jump and they hop and they dance ! Such zest for life, for existence itself !
Joie De Vivre : As we grow we lose this inner zest for life, this inner fire of motivation. It is because of the negativity of a separative ego and the ignorance of our essence as a soul.