Reflection: the glass of water represents our stress. The longer
we cling to it, the longer it will stay in our lives. We have to
remember that it is possible for us to manage our stress as long as we
know how to let go. In the evening, before going to bed or probably
sleeping, it is good to think about all the things that stressed us. It
could probably be a debt, an unsettled relational problem, work issues,
and the like. Let us not hold them up in our hearts, instead, we should
learn to let go and things will be lighter, brighter and easier for us
I found out a story and read like this:
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience.
As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour,
I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.”
She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water.
Think about them for a while and nothing happens.
Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt.
And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”