There are some false beliefs about stress that we have acquired:
“Stress can only be treated by a doctor”
Truth: If you have some serious physical discomfort then perhaps it’s time for a visit to the doctor. But unless you change your thoughts and feelings the pain won’t go away forever. Medicines are irrelevant to the task of putting positive power into what you think and feel. So perhaps it’s time to be your own doctor, take your own pulse, feel your own feelings and diagnose your own state of being. Only then will you be naturally interested in the ‘inner’ remedies, treatments and methods to help free yourself of the pain we call stress, and only then will you return to optimum mental and emotional health.
The treatments for your head and heart are a lot different from those for your body. When you truly, deeply realize that all your stress begins with your own thoughts and emotions, and that you are the only one responsible, only then will meditation, visualization and positive thinking suddenly arouse your curiosity.