Art of Living Retreat Center

Exploring Wisdom: Is Stress Serving You?

By AOLRC
December 7, 2017

Art of Living Retreat Center

I like to ask people — is stress really working for you in your life? Some people really believe that if they don’t have stress in their lives, they won’t be motivated.

 

Though sometimes stress might call us to action, if we have too much stress in our system, we’re not able to have the awareness to effectively navigate the ups and downs of our life. When we have tools and techniques that allow us to deal with emotional and physical stress, we are able to live a more dynamic, enthusiastic life.

   

Lower Stress with the Happiness Program

It’s been 25 years since I participated in my first Happiness Program. What really struck me was feeling that the pressure cooker within myself could finally let off some steam. I was a young mother with small children, and sometimes our children can be instrumental to growing in our practice. They are the best button-pushers in the world. Parenthood is challenging at times, but after the Happiness Program, I found I had such inner strength to draw upon, just through my breathing.

 

The most powerful result of this program is inner connection — feeling comfortable and natural in my own skin — feeling at home within. When I felt more at home within, I was able to bring that everywhere with me.

 

You are Enough

So much of society tells us that we’re not enough. That we won’t be complete unless we’re a certain way, unless we purcha

 

se certain things. The Happiness Program says “Guess what? You have it all already.” It’s there. It’s just waiting to be uncovered. You have ‘garbage day’, which is what I like to call it, and you clean your soul out, and find more joy, more peace, more connection, and naturally, more happiness.

Art of Living is living our life more artfully, more in tune with ourselves, and when we’re in tune on the inside, we bring that harmony and that connection to everything that we encounter — people, places, and things.

 

by Denise Richardson


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