You can use the principle of diffusion to reduce stress. What is diffusion? Think of it this way: When someone has a great idea, how is it conveyed in a picture or cartoon? A light bulb appears over the person’s head! The image illustrates diffusion animation and is an example of diffusion of light. We can use this illustration to help us reduce stress.
To fully understand how this principle works to reduce stress, you first need to understand the difference between a light bulb and a laser beam.
Use Your Mind to Reduce Stress
When I was a young boy, I had small magnifying glass. When I held the magnifying glass at a certain distance from an object, it made the object I was focusing on look bigger. I could also see the object much more clearly.
After using it for its original purpose, I discovered another use for it. I learned that it had an unsuspected power. If I focused the sun’s rays on a spot, and if I held it there long enough, it would burn a hole.
After I discovered the power of this focus, it taught me a lesson for life.
Stress can work on the same principle. Focus on the specific thought that prompts stress, and this concentration will intensify your stress. Your thinking will act like a laser beam, intensifying and magnifying your stress level.
In contrast, if you think of a light bulb that disperses light, rather than focusing a beam of light, focus is not concentrated. The light shines on a wide variety of items or thoughts from which to choose.
So, the more you focus on what is promoting your stress, the more the stress will exclude other thoughts and actions that would allow you to think of more choices. The more you pivot from a direct beam of thought, the less stress you will feel.
Here is the primary point to remember:
The primary difference between a light bulb and a laser beam is the focus. Laser beam thinking will promote stress, while light bulb thinking will help you reduce stress.
Obviously, focus and concentration are critical for success in most situations. However, if the situation is a negative one, think of a light bulb that offers more light on a variety of options.
Tip: When you find yourself focusing on stress, think of a light bulb that prompts more light on different options.
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