Ways to Manage Stress When All Seems Lost

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Have you ever been in the situation when everything is pear-shaped? No matter what you do, it seems as if you are hitting your head against a brick wall and there does not seem a way out.

Sometimes this can take the form of a series of minor daily setbacks, such as a missed promotion, misplacing your wallet and keys and running late for appointments. Other times, life looks like you are running a marathon and ever major obstacle is in your way – you’re in heavy debt, your partner has been laid-off from work, your mortgage payments are overdue and to top it all you discover you are pregnant.

When life gets to you, it can feel like you are lost and alone. Your friends are pre-occupied with their own problems and you do not know which way to turn for advise or support.

Some people can cope and ride the waves. They seem to have an inbuilt Pollyanna attitude – no matter what life throws at them, they smile and bounce right back. But if you are like most people, troubles get you down.

Have you noticed when you are low, your energy is zapped and stress levels rise. You can’t sleep, you toss and turn and worry; you eat junk food and can’t be bothered to cook, your partner and children complain you are always moaning and picking on them…it seems as if every where you turn, something or someone is in your way and everything goes wrong.

Five Ways To Manage Stress When All Seems Lost

When life gets to you, what can you do to manage your stress? How can you hold your head up and see the blessings, the hidden message in your troubles? How can you keep on going and not fall prey to even more bad luck and bad news? It seems as if you are a magnet and every negative vibe floating by lands on your lap and devours you. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to regain your enthusiasm and constantly feel anxious and irritable.

Peace and Joy – The Next Twelve Commandments

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Many people honor the Ten Commandments and try to live by them. The belief is that a long, long time ago, God gifted us with these guidelines. In this more complex world, we can use twelve more to steer us in positive personal and global ways.

The following are my ideas for the next Twelve Commandments. To be consistent with the first ten, I started with “Thou Shalt.” However, if you have a problem with that, just read the rest of the sentence. Your hearts will probably resonate with these positive courses of action that help create peace and joy.

1. Thou Shalt Be Free to Be Thy Unique Self.

When we are being and expressing who we are, we feel happy and fulfilled. This means exploring our interests, desires, skills and talents and deciding what is right for us. Effective parents help us have high self-esteem, inspire us to be who we are and then support us to live our unique lives, just like mother birds encourage their babies to fly from the nest when they can.

2. Thou Shalt Speak Thy Truth In A Loving Way.

It is more important how we say something than what we say. When we begin our communication with “I” we take responsibility for what we are saying. Speaking from our hearts with kind words is very powerful, because people can hear us and feel good about what we are saying.

3. Thou Shalt Focus On Being Kind and Loving.

3. Thou Shalt Focus On Being Kind and Loving.

Positive words and actions are contagious. Be the person you want others to be. If you want your partner, children and others to be kind and loving then act that way with them.

4. Thou Shalt Allow Thyself Abundance and Share.

Prosperity is your birthright and you deserve abundance. There is a belief that the more you give, the more you receive. It also feels so good to give to others unconditionally.

Why Do People Get Angry?

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Why do people get angry? The answer is simple. It is because they are not getting what they want. This is reality. People are selfish by nature. This is what keeps us alive. We want things. We want many things. Food, water, shelter, luxury items as well as not so tangible things like being treated well, listened to, and cared for.

With toddlers you can see this very easily in action in the form of tantrums. Toddlers have not yet learned that they cannot always have everything they want. They have not yet learned that sometimes what they want is ridiculous. Parents who choose to spoil their child and cater to their child’s every whim is doing their child a disservice.

What is Mindfulness?

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The term sounds easy enough to comprehend, but there is a much deeper meaning. Terms like mindfulness and loving-kindness seem obvious, but you have to understand them before you can implement them, into your daily life.

This reminds me of a conversation I, recently, had with a friend. He was reading the personal ads, in the singles section, and came across another term: “consciously aware.” He was grasping to understand why so many women had listed this as a prerequisite to any kind of relationship, with a male companion.

When he mentioned this to me, and I could see the puzzlement all over his face, I couldn’t suppress a smile. I asked him, “Are you a good listener?” Now, he was completely “thrown off the track.”

So, I explained that women, who had been exposed to men, who didn’t listen, had written these advertisements. Living in the moment, and being consciously aware, are components of mindfulness.

Therefore, let’s take an in-depth look at the meaning of mindfulness. Staying in the present moment is, probably, the hardest part, for most of us. We spend so much time thinking about the past and future, that there is little time to see life, as it is.

Philosophy

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TheThe goal of the impersonalists is to merge into the Brahman effulgence, where they lose all of their individual characteristics. If they succeed, they remain there as an inactive spiritual spark,floating in the rays of the brahmajyoti.
They do not develop a spiritual body that would give them the opportunity to engage in various spiritual activities because they do not know about such engagementthat can be found on the spiritual Vaikuntha planets that exist within the Brahman effulgence. So, if they again have any yearning for engaging in activities, they cannot go upward to the spiritual planets because they are not qualified to do so. Thus, they are forced to seek shelter in the material world, where they start over again.

Enlightenment

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Initially, enlightenment is living in the present moment and accepting your situation as it is. That is a pretty heavy task for anyone in any time. It is often said that an enlightened person cannot be angered by small talk or negative energy.
Many people are humble and believe that they will never be enlightened in this life. They also believe: The goal of enlightenment is too vast for the average person to achieve. However, should you just give up?
What can you do to attain enlightenment?