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Anatomy of Stress


To get to the source of stress the inner personality has to be examined. A human being is constituted of the body, mind and intellect. The physical body houses the mind and intellect. Hence a clear understanding of these inner equipments and their functioning is of prime importance. 

The mind comprises impulses, feelings, emotions, likes and dislikes. The intellect is that which thinks, reasons, judges, decides. When the mind propels an action without the intellect’s guidance, then the action is said to be impulsive. When the intellect guides the mind in action, the action is considered intellectual. If however the intellect is weak it loses control over the mind. The mind then develops endless desires and produces desire ridden, impulsive actions. Which results in mental agitation, stress. 

The human mind thus left uncontrolled by the intellect can distress a person. The mind behaves like a child. The nature of a child is ever impulsive, heedless and irresponsible. It needs constant supervision and guidance of an adult. So does your mind need the attention and direction of the intellect. Most people succumb to the indiscriminate pressures of the mind. Their life is riddled with stress. And they suffer the consequences thereof. 

— Extract from “Governing Business and Relationships” book written by A. Parthasarathy.

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