Stress relief comes naturally if you are truly spiritual. There may be turmoil in the outside world, but being one with your source brings immense peace! When you have the wand of spiritual light in your hand, you are always blissful.
Stress exists! Yes it does. As per Oxford dictionary, stress is:
A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
There is a key feature of stress. “Adverse circumstances“. A circumstance is a condition which exists in the world outside. It is a fact to the outside world. Whatever exists, exists!
Now the other part. “Adverse“. This has nothing to do with the outside world.
Surprisingly, all circumstances are just circumstances. There is nothing adverse or beneficial about them 🙂
Stress relief therefore is a rather fictitious or vague term. In reality, you are already born to be stress-free!
- Stress is the outcome of ‘external’ circumstance(s).
- There is no such thing as ‘adverse’ or ‘beneficial’ circumstances.
- You are already out of this ‘stress’. (explained later).
Stress is a myth
The key to stress relief is understanding the fact that stress itself is a myth.
The external circumstance may exist, but not stress. We have seen how stress is the perception of it being ‘adverse’.
Spiritual enlightenment brings awareness to the fact that you do not belong to the world of circumstances. Once you identify yourself correctly, you take all situations as just situations. They stop being ‘adverse’ or ‘beneficial’.
When you become aware of your spiritual nature, you witness the beauty of everything around you. In fact being a witness is beauty personified. Stress relief comes naturally when you see that stress itself is not there at all.
Stress relief tips redefined
If you look at any stress management book or article on the web, it gives you many tips for alleviating stress. Some of these, they say, are as follows:
- Listening to music
- Talking to your friend
- Laugh it off
- Deep breathing. (some say concentrating on breathing with eyes closed is ‘meditation’. That’s highly incorrect.)
While it may be possible to get rid of the stress temporarily using these tips, your stress always seem to return back with a bang!
There may be and there are many other ‘tips’ for stress relief. However, all these ‘tips’ are just…….. ‘tip of the iceberg’ . 🙂
You need to go deeper and find the full iceberg. Why just the tip? 🙂
The spiritual way is to get rid of the stress, once and for all. And you do this by becoming aware of the fact that stress is a myth. Since ‘adverse circumstances’ do not exist at all, nor does stress!
One can argue that what if:
- My money gets stolen
- My wife dies
- My house is destroyed in fire
- I meet with an accident
- etc. etc.
Yes those are circumstances and painful ones too if you identify strongly with those things. Your attachments to people and things will cause you trouble and you will take them as adverse conditions.
Spiritual enlightenment breaks this attachment. You merge with your source and nothing is left to desire or attach to. Meditate and you will realize this. The more you go deep into your own nature, the more your attachments will fall apart.
Then, wherever you go or whatever happens, you will never be facing adversity. Even though you have nothing with you, your house, your wife, your money etc., you will still be blissful.
So the only stress relief tip is to relieve yourself of the very IDEA of stress.
NOTE: Please do not take meditation as a stress relief method. If you take it as a stress buster only, you’ll miss the purpose of meditation. To meditate is to be aware of your eternal and infinite source. It is not a cheap trick for busting stress.
The only solution to beat stress is to tread on the path of spiritual awakening.
Start and do not stop. Humans have a strong will power and are wired up to take challenges. Utilize this spiritual force to walk and stay strong on the path of enlightenment.
Learn from Mother nature
There is a reason why the nature around you is called “mother nature”. The reason is that the nature around you is also your own ‘nature‘. It is Your soul.
There is no stress in mother nature.
Have you seen trees stressed out? Have you seen flowers, clouds, rivers , streams stressing out?
The fact is that their ‘nature’ is to flow. The trees flow, the birds flow, the flowers flow and the rivers flow. Everything is flowing; moving constantly in no particular direction.
This is your nature too. Go with the flow.
Do not do anything in particular. Do not see, eat, drink, act in any particular manner
This is the real spiritual secret.
You will be able to realize your spiritual nature only when you not doing anything in particular. Then you will have thoughts but no opinions.
Then you will flow with the eternal life. Then all circumstances will be your friends. You will not look upon anything as harmful to you.
When you and everything around you becomes one, then who will hurt you and what situation will you call unfavorable?
That is why it is so necessary to start on your spiritual path as soon as possible. This is very urgent. This article is not really a stress relief guide. Do not take meditation as a pill for killing stress. Instead cling to it as a life saver. Because it will lead you to your home. Once home, you can lay down your burdens and truly relax.
This is similar to coming back home from a tiring journey. You must have had this experience. When you come back from far away and enter your home, you feel truly relaxed and enriched.
It is the same with spiritual enlightenment. You come back to being what you are, your eternal home!
I wish you success on your spiritual path!