Yesterday I was studying a new, research-based program that promises to reduce stress and increase joy. Of course the developers of the program would not give the details unless a person signed up for the $299 course. I look forward to learning their key ideas–even if I do not buy the full training. I expect that their best recommendations will only reflect what the Lord has already taught us.
The Lord has provided a program that will reduce stress and increase joy. It can be summarized with 10 of His words: “Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not” (D&C 6:36). We are instructed to avoid doubt and fear. We are invited to focus our thoughts on Him. That is a proven formula.
This fits well with Candleman and Charmaine’s keen observations. Thanks for all who have shared on this topic.
Thanks for this post. As I have taken a few minutes to read comments here and to consider that the difficulties I currently face (mainly work related) are really of small import in the grand scheme of things, I have felt less stress and more joy.
It is funny that people pay good money to get a poor substitute for “the real thing” that is freely available to all: 2 Ne 26:25 Behold, doth he cry unto any, saying: Depart from me? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; but he saith: Come unto me all ye ends of the earth, buy milk and honey, without money and without price.
It seems almost ironic and counter-intuitive that the Lord’s way is so simple: believe, cast your burdens, etc.
I thought I had reduced my favorite blogs to a manageable few, and now I come across yours and see that there is much for me to glean here. Thanks again.