Most stress is created by how we think about things. From Stress to Stillness will help you to examine what you're thinking and change your relationship to your thoughts so that they no longer result in stress. Drawing from the wisdom traditions, mindfulness meditations, psychology, New Thought, and the author's own experience as a spiritual teacher and counselor, From Stress to Stillness offers many practices that will lead to greater peace and equanimity, even in a busy and stress-filled world.
Stress is endemic in our society and the cause of relationship difficulties, physical illness, addictions, mistakes, inefficiency, lack of fulfillment, and unhappiness—all the result of being cut off from our Source, from our inherent peace and wisdom. Reducing stress is important today not only for our personal well-being but for the well-being of the planet, as what underlies the stress in our lives is identification with the ego and its values. The ego-driven lifestyle that most people live is wreaking havoc with our world. Fortunately, changing ourselves and our world in this way is mainly only a matter of changing our mind or, rather, changing our relationship to the voice in our head. Here is a quote from From Stress to Stillness that points to our being something other than our thoughts:
"How can your thoughts be your own voice when you don’t even like much of what this voice says and, in fact, this voice often makes you feel bad? Who is it that is aware of not liking some of your thoughts? This voice in your head is not your voice, and it doesn’t have to be your voice. You are what can choose to believe those thoughts and speak them and act on them or not. What is it that is aware of thought and can choose this? This is a great mystery, isn’t it? We are all a great mystery and part of the Great Mystery."
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