Do "Expert" Solutions to Stress Work?
May 8, 2018
If you could handle stress properly life would be very different than it is now. The problem is you think you already handle it well. And it isn't true. You’ve been fooled by your own suppression.
As we suffer the unpleasant effects of secret anger and unrecognized resentments—anxiety, depression, and physical ailments related to the abusive use of food and sex—we might search for solutions in hope of restoring health and appearance. We’re told we must cope better.
Armed with the discovery that stress is what is killing us, we feel enlightened and seek to rearrange or manage the stresses around us. The idea that we might somehow manage anger becomes an appealing idea. Don’t waste your time.
Clinical means for controlling emotions, such as anger management, are a deceptive lie. Many of those still suffering from spiritual illness fall prey to charlatans promising relief.
Just look at today’s cable TV programming and YouTube channels that have become superficial, self-help infomercials and junk-science. “Experts” attempt to address the subject.
They do not tell us how to become resilient to stress. They can’t. They don’t know how.
Even the best of the professionals can only treat effects. They fail to address causes. Instead, they propose that the negative effects of stress ought to be reduced through diet, exercise, the ambitious pursuit of wealth, behavioral modification, and self-hypnosis (sometimes disguised as spiritual meditations) in attempt to channel negative emotions out of us without ever getting to a real answer to our problems.
Drugs, like as antidepressants and hormonal therapies are available to those already physically incapacitated by the debilitating effects of out-of-control emotions. Unfortunately, human-aid “treatments” are all temporary solutions to a permanent reality.
Stress, appearing as resentment, anger, and bitterness, isn’t going to go away. Not in this lifetime, it isn’t. It will always be waiting on the doorstep, poised and ready to crop up inside.
Stressful events will change as surely as the seasons will, but they will always be replaced by new events with new stresses—just like new seasons continue to stream on in the passage of time.
As Gilda Radner’s Roseanne Roseannadanna would say on Saturday Night Live, “Well, Jane, it just goes to show you, it’s always something. If it isn’t one thing, it’s another.”
We are never without the heat of a summer or the cold of a winter.
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