How Believing The Storytelling Mind Causes Stress [Parable]

How much of the story you tell about yourself is bare facts? What percentage is your added interpretations and stories? Let me share with you, my version of, the famous Taoist story of the wise farmer and his black horse. Our farmer lived in a small village together with his son. He was known and envied by the villagers, not for his wisdom, but for a treasure he owned – a majestic, beautiful, black horse. Even the king wanted to ride this horse and went on offering gifts and tempting prices. The farmer was quite poor, yet firm in his refusals: “This horse is more than a horse to me; my precious friend. Who sells such a rare companion?!” One morning, the farmer found the stable empty and the beautiful horse long gone. The villagers came by; each one shared their thoughts and opinions: “Look at you, ...

How Your Mental Coloring Causes Stress and Anxiety [Illustrated]

Do you think that those (tragic) events of the past fully define and determine how you feel today? Do you often lose hope thinking that your current emotional and mental state is an inevitable result of your past? If so, then I have some great news for you. Life events are kinda... over-rated! You may feel some resistance to continue reading. I promise that this is an inspiring post. ;-) Our society, education, family and health system are so preoccupied with removing stressful situations, sometimes at the cost of intoxicating us with heavy doses of medication and limiting our natural expressions, while at all this time, overlooking the essential source that causes stress and much misery  - our mind. External life events and our internal capacity do not ...

120 Quotes on Strategies to Reduce Stress [Tips]

  A selection of top 120 inspirational quotes that empower you to reduce stress and integrate better coping strategies into your life. I have personally chosen the best amongst 1500 quotes. These quotes do not assume any belief on your part. => At the bottom of this page, you can download the free PDF for easy reference at your own convenience. Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress. - Steve Pavlina   Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than what they are. - Toni Bernhard   Always tying to please others is definitely an assured path to stress and failures in life. - Edmond Mbiaka   For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. - Lily Tomlin   Everything in human life is a test. That is ...