“The prime cause of our suffering is our wanting things to be different than they are!” Susan Jeffers
When our expectations exceed reality we generate toxins in our body that produce a variety of pain. For some people it is debilitating headaches, for others it could be intramuscular pains that seems as real as if there were some physical trauma that caused the pain. In reality our body is reacting from the stress of expectation and dealing with the stress by creating pains in the body.
If we could align our expectations with “what is” rather than “what it should be” then a lot of the stress we experience could be removed.
There are many stress reducing techniques available, some are breathing techniques where you focus on the intake and exhale of air into the body. By controlling the flow of air we can control the flow and impact of stress. It takes practice and some thought to get the breathing technique to produce the desired results. Like exercise it is something that needs to be done with some regularity in order to produce the greatest benefit. Breathing correctly needs to become a habit.