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Release Stress and Pain

Release Stress and Pain

We rely on our bodies to tell us when we are in pain, and the body, like the mind, follows familiar patterns. Hypochondriacs, for example, grasp the first sign of discomfort as a clear message that they are seriously ill.

In your own case, you are also taking familiar sensations and using them to confirm your suffering. Many depressed people, for example, will interpret fatigue as depression. Because they haven’t gotten a good night’s sleep or have been overworked on the job, they interpret feeling depleted as a symptom of depression.

The way to deal with these sensations is to strip away the interpretations. Instead of being sad, look upon this as the energy of sadness. Like fatigue, sadness has a bodily component that can be discharged. Instead of being an anxious person, deal with the energy of anxiety.

All energies are discharged in the same way.

1. Take a deep breath, sit quietly, and feel the sensation in your body.

2. Feel the sensation without judgment. Just be with it.

3. Let any feelings, thoughts, or energies that want to come up do so. This often means listening to the voice of anxiety, anger, fear or woundedness. Let the voices say what they want to say. Listen and understand what is going on.

4. Watch the energy disperse as much as it can. Don’t demand complete discharge. Take the attitude that your body will let go of as much stored energy as it is able to.

5. After a few hours or the next day, repeat this whole process.

Read more: Deepak Chopra's Tips, Spirit

Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2004). Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from The Book of Secrets, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 2004).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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3:15AM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Thank you for sharing this info, very helpful

2:36PM PDT on Jun 29, 2014


5:13AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

I'll certainly give it a try - nothing to lose but my aching back, lol

3:10PM PDT on Jun 5, 2014

Short and to the point. TY

6:08AM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

tks for sharing

5:55AM PDT on Jun 3, 2014

Good article!

1:28PM PDT on May 8, 2014

he is sure. the best part of it all is when were told this already

3:21AM PST on Mar 7, 2014

very helpful sharing thnx

8:51PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

nice post and suggestions

4:35PM PST on Feb 17, 2014

Going to do this.

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