Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Medication or Meditation
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down -- Lily Tomlin, actress and comedienne
We tend to take our bodies very much for granted, and our health even more so. As a result, when something goes wrong, it can be alarming, even frightening, as if we had been walking around inside a stranger and suddenly discover it has a mind of its own. Becoming stressed and physically distressed until we are overwhelmed and out of control is like a steam cooker coming to full pressure. And although we are the only ones who can turn down the heat, unfortunately we often feel powerless to do so. As Richard, a participant in one of our workshops, told us, "I don't get stressed. I wake up stressed."
Not me, we think, I don't get that stressed. Yet most conservative estimates suggest a significant percentage illnesses are either affected or caused by stress. As such, it is a major problem. On top of that, there is no medical cure that can alleviate stress. Prescription drugs cannot lighten our workload, change our life conditions or alter our belief systems. (MORE)
Source: Huffington Post