This is an essential question because it gets to the heart of many arguments about why it is that people behave the way they do. Stress is not an excuse to behave badly but when we feel stressed, we need to recognize it and take healthy steps to alleviate it.
The answer is basically yes, stress is a matter of perspective. What is stressful to me is not necessarily even bothersome to you. Vice versa. The one and only thing that we have control over in this life experience is — our mind. We play all sorts of game sin there and spend far too little time really understanding this core part of our being. This is where we live, where we spend all day, every day. And yet, we run from our brain like it were the enemy. It is our best friend and it is important to learn how to manage it, direct it, and love it completely.We are in control of how we perceive every thing, every single item and every single event. We can control our mind and influence our perspective, perception, attitudes, and feelings –it takes as much work as developing 6 pack abs but is worth incredibly much more. The brain is pretty straightforward I how it is wired and training can begin immediately!
The Relaxation Response is an exercise created by Dr Herbert Benson, a cardiologist at Harvard. He recognized that the single most important factor in cardiac issues involved the mind and the ways in which people either got themselves whipped into a state of physiological upheaval or learned to rest the mind and guide the body to respond, allowing all the bodily organs to relax and replenish–replenish their blood supply and chemical balance. His research has been documented for decades, including research by this author who trained with him and has taught tens of thousands of people to realize the tangible impact of this innocent exercise. The most significant result is a normalized blood pressure. Hypertension being a foundation for heart attacks and strokes, control of the blood pressure outside of pharmaceutical interventions, is of tremendous value. Additional outcomes include having a clear mind, a gut that doesn’t continually wrench, and a mood that is lighter with attitudes that are in your control, not wildly out of control making you feel helpless and angry.
Yes, stress is a matter of perspective. In my work, I use the content I created in my best selling book, Build the Strength Within to teach people this exercise and more, much more.
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