OH! My God, the longer I am away from believing in supernatural elements the farther out into lala land religion appears. What is that old saying?
"Oh what a wicked web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
~ William Shakespeare
Just started watching. Fascinating. Thanks
Joan, it is the study of things like this and how our sacred writings came to be that worked in getting me totally away from religion. So much is guessed at, assumed, wanted or not wanted, proclaimed and declared, and all of it without any real evidence thruoghout the entire religious world.
This is why I believe gods and the Easter Bunny are both fiction. Regardless of your religious faith it remains that religion can be whatever you want it to be.
I have compassion for those who need a crutch to get through the day. I don't intend that to be an insult, but a description.
We can learn stress management techniques that help deal with day to day problems. Yesterday I had to do the "STOP, BREATHE, THINK, ACT, CELEBRATE" one and it worked. As you can imagine, moving is stressful. My back just does not like my activities. So, I stop and rest a lot more than I like to. I grab a cup of coffee or glass of water and my computer. Just an hour or so and I can return to my packing tasks.
There are other techniques and they have to be learned.