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Friday, April 12, 2019

How to Destress Despair

How to Destress Depair is what I would like to blog about this day.

Hello! Hello!

Hello there my lovely friend. My dear brother/sister!

In my last post, I indicated that I wanted to begin a journey of Destressing Moments of Despair

So, here I go...

The number one thing I talk about with people with critical stress is how to destress their life, and I always, always, always speak the words of faith, hope, and charity.

Do you believe in God?  

I do!  

I believe in God with all my heart, mind, and soul.  

Why do I believe in God? One of the reasons I believe in Him is all the miracles I have seen, and all the opportunities He gives me to participate in these miracles.

So, what does believing in God have to do with destressing your despair? Excellent question my friend, and thank you for asking... ~wink~

The scriptures are all about God, and the teachings about, and from the Lord are all about destress techniques, stress management, and stress relief.

One of my favorite scriptures is 1 Corinthians 13:13, which states, "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity."  ~The Holy Bible, KJV

The reason this is one of my favorites is because it is the remedy for stress, especially critical stress, and despair.

Stress is caused by our reaction of doubt, fear, and worry to any event, or experience.  The opposite of doubt, fear, and worry is faith.  So, if we have faith, and believe in the best possible outcome that can happen, we relieve our stress.  If we don't have faith, and we have fear, we most certainly will have anxiety.

The opposite of despair is hope.  If we have hope we can feel motivation, and inspiration. However, if we don't have hope, we become hopeless, which often causes depression.

Another one of my favorite scriptures is Colossians 3:14, which states, "And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." ~The Holy Bible, KJV

Charity is said to be the pure love of Christ.

Matthew 5:48 states, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." ~The Holy Bible, KJV

I believe that "perfect" is like Christ, pure love, i.e., unconditional love!

God is pure unconditional love. 

Love is the most powerful emotion in the world. 

When we feel love more often we can feel really great most of the time, and I believe living the pure love of Christ, aka charity, we live near perfection.

If we live with the pure love of charity, we become nearer to perfection. Without a doubt, this state of unconditional love can, and will give the gift of living with less stress, it's as simple as that.

My friend, my friend, one of the best ways to destress your life is to have faith, hope, and charity.  Eliminate your stress by replacing fear with faith, despair with hope, and anger or hate with charity.

Destress your life with faith, and hope that the best possible outcome can, and will come to pass.  Abide in charity so that you may feel the love that comes from you by being connected to God.

The way to having faith, hope, and charity is to practice. 

When you feel fearful, and hopeless, ask yourself, "What am I thinking about right now?" And then consciously spin that thought around to what you want. It really is that simple, but may not be easy. With practice though... You can and will succeed.

The best way to practice charity is being kinder to yourself. Caring enough about yourself that it really matters how you feel and think because how we feel and think is what makes or ruins our moments in life.

That last sentence may be a little, or a lot, difficult for some to comprehend and/or hear but it is the truth.

God has given us the freedom to choose our thoughts. Choosing our thoughts IS our free agency.

The human experience most often teaches us to think like the masses, which creates thoughts of competition. Competitive beliefs creates habits of comparing, complaining, condemning, criticizing, dramatizing, and gossiping. We do not have to compete!

In fact, no where in the Bible does it say we are to be contestants in, or of this world. However, it is written to love one another.

"For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another." ~1 John 3:11, New Testament, Holy Bible, KJV

Dear sweet brother/sister of this beautiful world, when we practice faith, hope, and charity it can, and will destress despair.

That's what I know...

Have a wonderful day.

I Love you, I truly do... 

And not just because the Bible tells me to.

Elizabeth