Mental stress has become pandemic, and for many it is a default state in everyday life. Learning how to reduce stress, then, is becoming more and more important.
Mental stress can be defined as:
An inward tension or pressure caused by the inability to manage the incoming information of outside stimuli.
In one of my recent (active) meditation sessions on how to reduce stress, a participant said they often got stressed quickly for no apparent reason and asked for a quick way to reduce stress. I said there is a way to learn how to reduce stress, but to be able to do it, you need to understand how and why stress builds up so quickly.
If we get stressed often and quickly, it means that we are harboring many internal conflicts and are not conscious of them. This makes it impossible to get rid of stress quickly. First, we must learn what causes mental stress.
What Causes Mental Stress?