What It Takes To Relax…

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  - Chinese Proverb

what ought to be

Tension is what we think we should be. Stress is made up of regrets of the past and anticipation of the future. Turmoil is when we appear to lose control over our lives. Despair is when nothing seems to go right. We’re unhappy and fearful because we think it’s all up to us.

what is

We can be relaxed when we’re good with what we are. We’re peaceful when we trust that all is well. We’re joyous when we realize that we’re God’s own children! Let’s live up to the faith we’re capable of, let’s relax in the bosom of this friendly and loving Universe in which we reside. All is well, all will continue to stay well!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM relaxed because I AM.

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