Stress and Tension
Perhaps the most negative reality that blocks the heart from opening and the soul from expressing itself is stress, which usually arises in relationships and is a psychological and physical state that most people experience almost daily to one degree or another.
Stress often occurs when tension is needed. With stress there is always something that needs to be accommodated or integrated or detached from. Stress is a personality reality. With stress there is always some resistance happening - sometimes conscious and sometimes unconscious. Identifying the resistance can begin the process of letting go and accepting.
With tension there is the recognition of both a soul state or quality and at the same time the awareness and acceptance of what stands opposite that state or quality. The opposites are held as of equal value within one’s consciousness. The tension resolves when the heart is open to the paradox of these opposites and gratitude is present. Transformation or transcendence can then occur.
By Soul Journey