It’s high time that we see the unnecessary hype created around the word “Stress”. This is now being used as a huge umbrella to describe anything and everything that brings discomfort to the self. It is almost impossible to find a single country that does not have its people suffering from this ‘Deadly Dangerous Disease- Stress”. And we being such enthusiasts in readily following any growing trend, have easily slipped into believing that all wrong that’s happening to your health, to your mind, to your relationships and to your business is due to this Plague of Stress.
It is time that we take a pause, drop beliefs and take a closer look into seeing ‘Stress’ in its right light. Because possibility is, that which we have been perceiving as major factor for deterioration on all aspects may be the sole catalyst for all transformation that happens in our life.
My understanding is, that which brings challenge is ‘Stress’, and but that which brings crisis is ‘Distress’. Challenge is that force which pushes a person to exceed and deliver his optimum best. Life would be too dull and listless had it been challenge free. It is only through challenge that you earn confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
A little struggle is must. We become richer through the storms-lightning, thunder and sadness as well as through joy and happiness. If you are just happy and happy and happy, happiness will lose all its meaning. It will be as if somebody is writing with white chalk on white wall- he can go on writing but nobody will ever be able to read it. The night is as much needed as the day and the days of sadness are as essential as the days of happiness. This I call Understanding life as it is.
Slowly slowly one is able to see the rhythm of duality,
That walking through a challenge is as important as having a cake walk. And the secret is found.
Now there exists an altogether different element, the main culprit that has remained unidentified or not so recognized. And when that creeps into life it only does harm and that is ‘Distress’
It leads to a feeling of complete discord, severe crisis and unpleasantness.
Have you not observed that, when your life is sailing smooth you are filled with confidence, that come what may, you will be able to face and overcome it. And on the other hand if life is struck with unpleasant situations the same challenge haunts you and makes you feel miserable. But because we have been so conditioned towards blaming a challenge or struggle for feeling depressed or low, the ‘distress’ always escapes our notice.
Distress, is that toxin which eats up the very marrow of our anchor, rusts the very foundation and if it becomes chronic then any form of challenge is enough to make your tower of being crumble.
This requires attention, it needs deep healing. Whatsoever is distorted or remorse at the core of ones being, needs to be uprooted and replaced will pleasantness and well being.
With the new clarity one is then able to navigate through different situations with more ease and play-fullness.
So henceforth one needs to become more alert of what’s going within. Need to become wiser about identifying Stress and separate it from Distress.
Only then is one able to Evolve through Stress and Dissolve Distress!!!