Today we ask that you relax.
Take a deep breath, and relax.
Almost all of you are far too tense.
Almost all of you would greatly benefit, just by relaxing.
Almost all of you would be more creative, if you relaxed.
Almost all of you would enjoy life more, if you relaxed.
Most of the problems and dilemmas you face can be solved by relaxing around the situation.
Far fewer acts of violence would be committed if people relaxed.
A voice in your head may protest: “That’s nonsense. If people relaxed, nothing would get done! People would just be lazy and unproductive.”
That is a lie. It is not true.
Relaxed people are, on the whole, far more creative and productive than their tense, anxious counterparts.
Relaxed people are far more focused, and less distracted, their nervous, stressed-out people.
Relaxed people suffer far less mental and physical illness than nervous people do.
So why can’t you relax? Why is it so hard to relax?
Why do you teach your young children in school to be so nervous and anxious? Do you think it is good for them, to learn to be nervous and anxious like adults? It only impedes their ability to flourish in their lives.
If everyone received a massage once a week, overall health in the society would improve a hundred-fold.
If everyone learned to meditate, to enter a state of relaxed calm at will, overall health in the society would improve a hundred-fold.
That is why it is such an awful lie that relaxing is bad for you, or irresponsible, or dangerous.
Is it possible to be “too relaxed”? Perhaps. But this is not a problem for most of you. Most of you are far too tense and wound-up, and could benefit immensely from relaxing.
If you relaxed, you would digest your food better.
If you relaxed, you would sleep better.
If you relaxed, you would treat the people around you better.
Relaxing will not hurt you. Truly, it won’t.