Pressure vs. Stress

People often confuse pressure with stress. They are different.

Pressure is a compelling force or influence. It is good for you. It will push you toward a course of action. It enables the right thing to be done. Pressure is a positive multiplier, the catalyst for maximizing your brain power. Pressure will always direct you to “figure it out”.Pressure v. Stress

Stress is a specific response by your body to a stimulus, such as fear or pain, that disturbs or interferes with your normal physiological equilibrium. It is bad for you. It disrupts the right thing from being done. It causes anxiety, which is a negative form of distraction. Stress makes you stupid.

I hypothesize when your will is aligned with the will of your creator, it is impossible to feel stress. I’ve arrived at this through 48 years of trial and error.

When I’ve asked my creator to reveal his will by giving my spirit a desire to do the right thing, and I give it time, then my will is aligned with the right motive, thereby producing a good result.

When I am not as discerning, humble and patient, when my spirit is selfishly aligned with the wrong motive, when satisfying my ego is the primary objective, then inevitably I do the wrong thing.

Therefore, I’ve concluded I feel stress when my spirit’s desires are misaligned with his will. Moreover, I feel pressure when my spirit is aligned with his will.

Pressure is good and produces confident, calm, steady action. Stress is bad and disrupts my mind-heart equilibrium and the harmony I seek in my relationships with others and quality of life.

Published by Marc Casciani

Bridging brothers & sisters to what's important. Author of Craft Your Calling. Host of the Neighborly Love podcast.

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