Stress Quotes

Once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
lava flow crosses Hawaiian road

Life is difficult.
This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life…

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You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
strong arm

I think McMurphy knew better than we did that our tough looks were all show, because he still wasn’t able to get a real laugh out of anybody. Maybe he couldn’t understand why we weren’t able to laugh yet, but he knew…

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When you try too hard, it doesn’t work

Friday, June 19th, 2009
Balance Work Relax

And when you try too hard, it doesn’t work. Try grabbing something quickly and precisely with a tensed-up arm; then relax and try it again. Try doing something with a tense mind. The surest way to become Tense, Awkward and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.

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I create problems for myself just so I can get creatively turned on.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
shortcake

I don’t create serious problems for myself, but I worry a lot. I try to sweat the small stuff. I figure that if I anticipate the small things as being disasters, I’ll be prepared for the larger, more obvious…

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There is no limit to truths

Friday, March 27th, 2009
bee on thistle blossom

In being prepared to accept any and all truths, we are able to relax and be in our lives as they are. If we are willing to accept truth just as it comes, without trying to change it to suit our needs, we become free of the anxiety that comes from the urge to…

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