Stress, anxiety and overwhelm are key things that many people experience. Jeff’s way of exploring these states completely helped me dismantle them and experience a new way of being consistently – one without stress, overwhelm and anxiety!
Here is a new perspective (from the program):
If you believe that stress exists, you probably do things to relieve stress: exercise, medication, meditation, alcohol, food, sex, or therapy. So, in effect, stress is draining your energy and then you are exerting more energy trying to relieve it, creating a double deficit.
What if stress didn’t exist until you created it? What if you are using stress like a thermostat, pressure release valve, or energy regulator? What if you create stress just so you can do something else to relieve it?
What if the primary benefit of stress was to maintain and sustain a habitual range?
What if you could learn to devalue your stressors and eliminate that holding of energy? And most importantly, what if all the energy you are expending worrying about stress, being stressed and relieving stress could be spent on other things, things that bring you happiness, fulfillment, and success?
So, my next question became why would I choose to be stressed? What benefit did I gain from being stressed or from the many other non-optimal decisions I made? How did it serve me to be angry, sad, fat, tense, lazy, or spacey? How did the less than stellar components of my personality play into this? How did I benefit from being sarcastic, irreverent, judgmental, domineering, dismissive, manipulative, untruthful, and unkind? I realized all these things required energy expenditures, and if I was burning energy I was less energized afterward.
Dysfunctions deplete. My dysfunctions and personality shortfalls were ways I diminished my vitality. Somehow, I had judged myself to be over-vitalized and decided I needed to be less.
I made non-optimal choices because optimal began to feel uncomfortable.
I am designed to absorb energy, to take in my environment. I interact by absorbing the stimuli present. I am an infinite sponge, and if I don’t squeeze, I will continue to absorb. I have the innate ability to take in more than I expend, which increases my vital reserves. I can be in a constant state of expansion!
The movements and concepts in the program are THE best practices I found in 20 years to dismantle these limitations for myself. Come give them a try if you are interested!
Choose to be curious,