This is the moment in which you’re either enjoying or not enjoying your life. What you’re thinking is creating the way you feel in your body right now, and it’s also creating your experiences of tomorrow. If you’re stressing out over every little thing and making mountains out of molehills, you’ll never find inner peace.
We talk a lot about stress these days. Everyone seems to be stressed out by something. Stress seems to be a buzzword, and we use it to the point where I think it’s a cop-out: “I’m so stressed,” or “This is so stressful,” or “All this stress, stress, stress.”
I think that stress is a fearful reaction to life’s constant changes. It’s an excuse we often use for not taking responsibility for our feelings. If we can put the blame out there on someone or something, then we can just play the innocent victim. Being the victim doesn’t make us feel good, and it doesn’t change the situation.
Often we’re stressing ourselves out because we have our priorities mixed up. So many of us feel that money is the most important thing in our lives. This is simply not true. There’s something far more important and precious to us—without which we couldn’t live. What is that? It’s our breath.
Our breath is the most precious substance in our lives, and yet we totally take it for granted that when we exhale, our next breath will be there. If we didn’t take another breath, we wouldn’t last three minutes. Now if the Power that created us has given us enough breath to last as long as we shall live, can’t we have faith that everything else we need will also be supplied?
When we trust Life to take care of all our little problems, then stress just melts away.
You don’t have time to waste on negative thinking or emotions, because that only creates more of what you say you don’t want. If you’re doing some positive affirmations and you’re not getting the results you desire, then check to see how often during the day you allow yourself to feel bad or upset. These emotions are probably just the thing that’s frustrating you, delaying the manifestation of your affirmations, and stopping the flow of your good.
The next time you realize how stressed you are, ask yourself what’s scaring you. Stress is just fear, it’s that simple. You don’t need to be afraid of life or your own emotions. Find out what you’re doing to yourself that’s creating this fear within you. Your inner goal is joy, harmony, and peace. Harmony is being at peace with yourself. It’s not possible to have stress and inner harmony at the same time. When you’re at peace, you do one thing at a time. You don’t let things get to you.
So when you feel stressed, do something to release the fear: breathe deeply or go for a brisk walk. Affirm to yourself:
“I am the only power in my world; and I create a peaceful, loving, joyful, fulfilling life.”
You want to move through life feeling safe. Don’t give a little word like stress a lot of power. Don’t use it as an excuse for creating tension in your body. Nothing—no person, place, or thing—has any power over you. You’re the only thinker in your mind, and your thoughts are the ones that create your life.
So train yourself to think thoughts that make you feel good. That way you’ll always be creating your life out of joy and in joy. Joy always brings more to be joyous about.
Positive Affirmations for Stress-Free Living
I let go of all fear and doubt, and life becomes simple and easy for me.
I create a stress-free world for myself.
I slowly breathe in and out, and I find myself relaxing more and more with each breath.
I am a capable person, and I can handle anything that comes my way.
I am centered and focused. I feel more secure each day.
I am at ease with myself, and I am at ease with other people.
I close my eyes, think positive thoughts, and breathe goodness in and out.
Excerpt taken from You Can Heal Your Life