By Doron Libshtein
As founder of the Mentors Channel, I have had the privilege and joy of working very closely with some of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers and mentors like Deepak Chopra, Karen Berg, Byron Katie, Robin Sharma, Tim Kelley, Osho International and more. As a result, I have worked hard to spread their inspiring words and messages across the world to millions of people.
Today, I would like to invite you into my world, and share with you one very important and profound insight about stress. This insight is what I share with the many people who come to consult with me. These people almost always complain about feeling chronic stress and lack of balance in their lives. They are also frustrated because they cannot find the “de-stress” tools to cope.
I have recently received hundreds of questions through the Mentors Channel about how to achieve more balance and reduce stress. It has become abundantly clear to me how important it is for me to share my profound insight on these matters that I have achieved as a result of my many years of experience with meditation and life coaching.
Here is what I have found:
When you were a very small child, most decisions were made for you. But then you grew up and started making your own choices - what to study, where to work, what friends to surround yourself with, who to marry, whether or not to have children and so on. Sometimes you felt that you were making the choices freely, while other times you may have felt forced to choose a particular course.
Consequently, at some point in time, you discovered a very disturbing truth: You are no longer in charge. From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed, you are stressed about your life. Whether these stressors come from your job, money issues, marriage or other aspects of your lifestyle, it may become apparent that a number of your past choices are the stress culprits.
Here are some examples of what people have been sharing with me over the years about stress:
- Many know the power of meditation and the enormous positive effect of taking time for themselves. However, I often hear that they are too stressed to find the time to meditate, even for just a few minutes a day because of all their obligations. This just leads to more stress and frustration because they know what they need to do, but feel powerless.
- On the other hand, I also encounter those who have a rich spiritual life, meditate, attend seminars and take time for self-reflection. Some of these people are even in the healing professions. However, they oftentimes express feelings of discontent and angst because they have not made enough money, achieved a certain stature in their profession or achieved the lifestyle they envisioned for themselves.
- And then I also hear from others, who share with me that they have everything - money, a good family, a good job, high stature within their community - and yet still feel stressed. They often express a feeling of being unfulfilled amounting to a growing frustration with their life. Despite all their achievements, they are not happy, feeling like they are not being true to themselves.
Why has this happened?
The answer is not obvious. It is rooted in the choices you have made in the past and continue to make. The frustration, stress, lack of balance, lack of time - these are direct consequences of these choices. You have tried your best to do what you think is right for you, but somewhere along the way you lost your sense of purpose. That is because what you thought was your purposeful path might not have really been your own.
It is clear to me that you cannot be genuinely happy or fulfilled until you become fully committed to finding YOUR path of purpose and fulfillment in your life. Walking your own path means being completely in control of the choices you make in your life that can lead to a genuine sense of purpose. (Research has shown that people who express that they live a purposeful life live healthier, longer lives).
Here’s the good news: Finding your path to fulfillment is available to all of us. You just have to make the decision to find it and be willing to seek out the best resources and mentors to help you along the way.
Imagine waking up every morning knowing that you are no longer stressed. Imagine spending your day exactly how you feel you are meant to. Even when things do not work out as planned, you know you are on your purposeful path and are not worried that everything is not perfect.
Imagine knowing when to say yes and when to say no to what comes your way and feel great about it.
Imagine feeling fully aligned physically, mentally and spiritually.
Imagine going to sleep at night knowing that you walked your path of purpose that day and feel full of life’s energy, rather than drained or exhausted.
I know this is all possible because I have personally experienced it in my own life. I have also seen it with the great mentors I have worked with along my path. As a result, I founded the Mentors Channel
six years ago and have dedicated myself to help others receive this great gift of walking their own paths. For help in finding your own path, I implore you to speak with one of our many mentors who can help you discover insights about yourself that you may have trouble uncovering on your own.
Doron Libshtein is the mentor to the world’s top mentors. Having been mentored throughout his own career, Libshtein has come full circle and is now regarded as a world-leading self-development mentor, having worked closely with the field’s top luminaries, including Deepak Chopra, Byron Katie, Robin Sharma, Tim Kelley, Marcia Weider and Karen Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Center. He is also a prolific author and strategic entrepreneur, seeking to foster personal growth using the potential of the digital space.
As chairman and founder of Mentors Channel (www.mentorschannel.com), Libshtein has established a thriving interactive community where the world’s best mentors and coaches help millions of people live fuller, richer lives.