“Why does a person experience stress? Stress occurs because that which is within you — which is light, intelligence, energy — wants to do certain things and doesn’t want to do other things. And that changes. Stress is a result of the fact that you’re out of tune with your life and your inner being. If you are doing that which is within you, what that part of you that is beyond (the) body would like you to do, then you would not experience stress, because you would be very fulfilled.”
“Meditation is the process of stilling the outer surface mind so that you can become aware of the deeper mind within, which has all the answers. Your deeper mind knows everything already. If you can gain control of the surface mind, then the deeper mind will control the surface mind… it will send it the right thoughts and inspirations, and feelings… That deeper mind will direct you. And if you follow its directions, once you’ve learned to get in touch with it, then you will overcome stress. That is my solution to stress.” Rama – Dr. Frederick Lenz
Overcoming Stress is tape 4 of 18 in the Zen Tapes series.
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