Posted on Aug 24th, 2006

There have been volumes written about stress, its causes and its solutions. The fact that there has been so much written suggests that this is some complex issue that requires much attention and study to resolve. In fact that is anything but the case.

There is a very simple explanation for why anyone experiences stress and an equally straight forward solution. I will first use a metaphor to illustrate this.

Imagine driving down the highway with one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake. How much stress is your vehicle experiencing in this situation? Well I think the answer is obvious.

Now we will equate the heart of a person, which is the core of a human being’s self, and where his/her passions, desires and core values live, so to speak as the foot that is on the gas.

We similarly equate all of the beliefs that have been acquired through learning or conditioning in the person’s mind as the foot on the brake.

You may wish to ponder why I chose these in this manner.

So now I will get to the point. How often is your mind in alignment with your heart? Well if you are some one who experiences a lot of stress then that alignment is quite rare if non existent.

Isn’t it interesting that two aspects of an individual that should supposedly be working in the best interests of that person can be so antithetical to each other?

Have you ever experienced them to be in alignment? If so recall that moment for a moment and remember how you felt. You’ll likely notice that you were feeling happy, relaxed, joyful, contented, at peace, care free, lighter and healthier to name a few.

So which should lead and which should follow, the mind or the heart? Well why not try an experiment and see if you can determine this for your self? If you have the courage I think you will figure it out and then all your stress problems will be solved.

Dr. Nick Arrizza is trained in Chemical Engineering, Business Management & Leadership, Medicine and Psychiatry. He is an Energy Psychiatrist, Healer, Key Note Speaker,Editor of a New Ezine Called "Spirituality And Science" (which is requesting high quality article submissions) Author of "Esteem for the Self: A Manual for Personal Transformation" (available in ebook format on his web site), Stress Management Coach, Peak Performance Coach & Energy Medicine Researcher, Specializes in Life and Executive Performance Coaching, is the Developer of a powerful new tool called the Mind Resonance Process(TM) that helps build physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being by helping to permanently release negative beliefs, emotions, perceptions and memories. He holds live workshops, international telephone coaching sessions and international teleconference workshops on Physical. Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Well Being.

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