There are so many way, for humans, to protect themselves from stress.
Many will fight, “Up and at’em!!”. Others will run away – and that’s often smart!
Most thinkers know that against stress there’s one good solution: flee from the source of stress.
There’s another one: realize that stress does not exist in reality, but only in our brain, that stress does not penetrate your body through an ear or a toe, but that we secrete it.
OK, but now we all know that we sometimes have to deal with it. There’s no way, now, to escape.
Let’s not talk about fighters, we’re all introverts here, right?
To protect me against stressy people or situations, we can also oyster.
An oyster is a mollusk in a shell, a closed shell. When you oyster against stress, you stay here and nobody notices you’re oystering. You now just contemplate bullshit like a wise koala in its tree, maybe even smiling inside…
There are subtleties in the way we can oyster.
- We can tent, the famous “instant tent”. You just need half a second to instant tent. Hop and vroush, here you are.
- We can spider: in a hole we hide, there’s nothing more than a string that connects you with reality.
- We can ice, too: immobility of the mind.
- We can tree, wise and vast and upstairing, talking to birds and clouds and the sun, solid on roots…
What do you choose? Where (Work? Couple? Parents?)? Is it effective? How long?
Thanks for reading!