Life is just the way it is: often stressful. Yet you have your perspective on life - your context
- which tells you reality has got things wrong, life should not
be stressful. So a perceptive way to look at stress is to see it as the tension between reality - what actually is true - and what your beliefs tell you should be true, but is not.
This tension - the stress - disappears once you have eliminated the gap between reality and what you believe should be happening. But does reality have it wrong? Could it be your beliefs which are deceptive
? Or do you realize that, in truth, you don't know.
Which of these approaches is more empowering?