This is lesson 2 in the series "Conquering Codependency - Loving Without Leaning" looking at aspects of codependency from a spiritual point of view. Each of the 48 lessons includes a prayer or meditation.
When we strive to get what we donít have, but think will give us happiness, we can get stress symptoms such as headaches, raised blood pressure, muscle aches from holding tension, and more.
Hints to reduce stress; regain harmony
- Breathe evenly when feeling mental stress; counts 1, 2, breathe in; counts 3, 4 breathe out; counts 1, 2, breathe in, and continue the pattern.
- Go for a walk, run, swim or other aerobic exercise.
- Adopt a positive attitude; adopt a caring attitude.
- Immerse yourself in some creative or productive work to distract your mind.
Isnít happiness a product of living in harmony and balance with people and environment, rather than when we are struggling to get something or someone we donít have?
Concentrate on enjoying or making the most of the circumstances you are in at the moment!
"Lord, may we remember
Joy is maintained, or joy is regained
Through living in harmony
With the people and environment
Of our world."
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Article - Susan Helene Kramer