A Message from Wayne: Stress Begone!

Dear Friends,

There’s nothing natural about living a life filled with stress and anxiety, having feelings of despair or depression, and needing pills to tranquilize yourself. Agitated thoughts that produce high blood pressure, a nervous stomach, persistent feelings of discomfort, an inability to relax or sleep, and frequent displays of displeasure and outrage are violating your natural state.

Believe it or not, you have the power to create the naturally stress-free and tranquil life you desire. You can utilize this power to attract frustration or joy, anxiety or peace. So if it’s natural to have feelings of well-being, why is it that we seem to experience so much “unwellness” and tension?

The truth is that there is no actual stress or anxiety in the world; it’s your thoughts that create these false beliefs. You can’t package stress, touch it, or see it. There are only people engaged in stressful thinking. That pesky ego is at work when you’re experiencing stress or anxiety. We speak of stress as if it were present in the world as something that attacks us. But the stress in your body is rarely the result of external forces or entities attacking you; it’s the result of the weakened connection to Source caused by the belief that ego is who you are. You are peace and joy, but you’ve allowed your ego to dominate your life.

Here’s a short list of stress-inducing thoughts that originate in your ego self: It’s more important to be right than to be happy; Winning is the only thing so when you lose, you should be stressed; Your reputation is more important that your relationship with your Source; Success is measured in dollars rather than in feeling happy and content; Being superior to others is more important than being kind to others.

You aren’t your work, your accomplishments, your possessions, your home, your family…your anything. You’re a creation of your Source, dressed in a physical human body intended to experience and enjoy life on Earth. This is the intention that you want to bring to the presence of stress—your personal intention to be tranquil. Stress and anxiety are choices that we make, ways that we choose to process events. Each day we have hundreds of opportunities to shift our thoughts and align with the Source that intended us for lives of joy and peace.




See 7th October 2013 9:33 am

I agree but if it was as easy as a light switch to change those thoughts, it would be done. What do u suggest? I do meditation daily, I am a Reiki practitioner and work on gratitude but stress and fear still seem to engulf me at moments too frequently.

Many blessings

Liza Elliott 7th October 2013 4:08 pm

A friend told me, "Try to remember that EVERYTHING is in Divine Order, even when people aren't acting so divinely." My mind needed to hear something like that to connect with. It helped me let go of everything/everyone that I try to control which is what causes me "stress". When anything arises, and the stress story starts going in my head, it is a cue for me to remember and to tell myself, "This is just a story I am telling my self. Everything is in Divine Order."
I take a deep breath, and I let go. Sometimes you have to stay with it a while but it has definitely helped me.
Light and Love to you.


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Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He's the author of 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.

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