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Transforming Stress And Tension

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When: June 8, 2014
Morning Open Mic
Where: ,

Q: I’d like to ask about stress and tension in my daily life, and about relaxation and softening. I get very busy but feel the call towards softening. Listening to your words makes me feel so happy, and that part of me is more connected to softness. How can I follow that call?

John: Without hesitation.

Q: Yes.

John: Don’t relieve your stress. Relieve your heart by responding to it, even under stress.

Q: How? It seems when I’m in it that the stress is very loud, very dominant.

John: It’s all bark and it has no bite. Respond to your heart while stress is barking at you. While it barks, give your listening ear to your heart.  Stress is good for you when you’re in your heart. 

Q: What about the tension I feel in my body when I feel stressed? How would you suggest I be with that?

John: Don’t feed it by addressing it. While there’s tension in your body, feed what you know in your heart by completely addressing what you know in your heart. 

When you are one with what you know in your heart, you’ll naturally respond to tension by entering it. As you enter it, it opens, and its energy converts to be a part of you. Tension transforms into available energy as soon as you enter it, but it needs to be pure you that enters it. The part of you that isn’t pure when you enter tension feeds that tension.  

Relieve your heart instead of the tension by entering your heart completely while there’s tension in your body. 

Q: Thank you.

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