Only bodies experience stress. Souls are serene. Identify with your soul; stress and tension will melt away.
Your essence is not your negative thoughts and distressful feelings. Your essence is you soul. If you are stressed, or tense, or worried, or frustrated, or upset, mentally step back and observe your thoughts and feelings. This will immediately help you gain a more objective perspective.
(From Rabbi Pliskin's book, Serenity, p.101)
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