Changing priorities to reduce stress

Changing priorities to reduce stress

April 30, 2006

“The person with many priorities doesn’t achieve any of them. The person with one priority achieves it very easily”
– Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

What is the most important thing in your life?

If you are clear about the answer to that question and if the answer gives you inspiration, strength and happiness, then you are off to a good start. If you are confused; if your priorities are a burden or depress you, then it’s time to sit down and review.


1. Simplify – try to find one priority that guides your whole life, e.g. “Love is the only important thing”, and make everything else secondary.

2. Find a priority that brings you happiness to think about it, that makes the prospect of the rest of your life seem pleasant, interesting and fulfilling.

3. Keep in constant touch with that priority, remember it as often as you can; try not to lose sight of it. It is your source of inspiration and direction.

4. Look for a priority that will help you fulfill your “human” longings:

(a) The longing to expand
(b) The longing to connect with the whole
(c) The longing to do something noble
(d) The longing for infinite peace.

5. Distinguish between what’s urgent, and what’s important. Make sure that the important things are happening in your life and try not to let your life be dominated by the urgent but trivial. (This may mean paying more attention to how you do things).

6. “First things first” – is a good maxim to remember.

7. Be able to say after a moment’s reflection, “That’s what I’m aiming at”.

The goal of the Yogi is the “Absolute” – totality, wholeness, completeness. One’s goal is the principal object of one’s mind, therefore, it should be capable of providing endless satisfaction.

~ by indigolifecenter on March 24, 2008.

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