In the News "Stress Epidemic" "The United States of Stress 2019." Stress on Steroids. That's how life feels for many Americans today. Consider senseless shootings, a nasty political climate, catastrophic climate, increasing suicide rates. Factor in close-to-home stressors such as caring for a loved one; parenting a learning -disabled, autistic, depressed, or anxious child; managing your own chronic condition or addiction; looking for a job, Now layer in everyday annoyances-traffic, train delays, a nasty coworker, a long supermarket line after an even longer day. No wonder we feel overloaded, overwhelmed, out of control, and unsafe.
The Buddhist view toward stress teaches that earthly desires are enlightenment. Life is never free from sufferings. Problems, rather are the motivation for effort and progress. When we strengthen our life force through chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, all earthly desires and suffering are instantly transformed into enlightenment. Problems are transformed into victories of changing poison into medicine. When we chant we raise our life condition, tap into unlimited and untapped potentials and abilities and feel really happy and strong. As we chant and our heart and mind shine the environment like a mirror shines. It’s all cause and effect. Lear this chant, challenge every obstacle to your happiness and you will be amazed how much strength, resolve, wisdom, courage, compassion and self empowerment you ever new you had