Inner Realm : Stress is your creation
Is it the pursuit of A profits that is causing stress in the corporate sectors? It is not the question of profit pursuit or the nature of the...
Is it the pursuit of A profits that is causing stress in the corporate sectors? It is not the question of profit pursuit or the nature of the work that you are doing which is causing stress; it is just that you don't know how to function smoothly within yourself. You have no control over your own system. That is why you are stressful. Have you seen that in many situations, one person may be very stressed out but another person seems to go through it effortlessly? So stress does not come because of the external situation. Stress happens because of your inability to manage your inner situation. Your body, mind, emotion and energies are the vehicles through which you are traveling through your life. Without any understanding, control or subjective experience about them, you are trying to live your life. This is an accidental existence. When you exist accidentally, if you manage to get somewhere in life, it will only be by accident. So you need to do something about this; you need to get a grasp of these things. If this does not happen, you will always be hoping that situations will work out well. If you are seeking to expand the scope and play of your life, if you are seeking challenging situations, then you have to do something about the way you function. Challenging situations mean that you will face situations that you have no clue about. If you are the kind who gets stressed, naturally you will avoid those situations. When you avoid those situations, you will naturally avoid all possible growth for your business and for yourself. So especially those people who want to take up challenging jobs and who are constantly looking for challenges in their life - which is what the corporate sector is in some ways, if they do not equip themselves with an inner stability and an inner sense of joy within themselves by their own nature, they are bound to become disasters over a period of time. They may be successful in their career but as human beings they would have failed because they cannot enjoy the process of their life. They are no longer joyful or peaceful; they have become stressful. If you are stressful, that means in some way you have failed yourself, isn't it? When you fine-tune yourself to such a point that the fundamental faculties function so beautifully within you, then naturally the best of your abilities will just flow out of you. Have you noticed that when you are happy, your energies always function better; you seem to have endless energy. Even if you don't eat or sleep it doesn't matter; you can go on and on. Just a little happiness liberates you from your normal limitations of energy and capability. Yoga is the science of activating your inner energies in such a way that your body, mind and emotions function at their highest peak. With the practice of yoga, your body and mind can be kept at their highest possible peak and you can be relaxed all the time. Sadhguru, a yogi, is a visionary, humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader , www.ishafoundation.org