Posts by Jerry Stocking

Jerry Stocking is a non-guru who will twist your idea of reality on its head and leave you laughing. Lightening Up and Letting Go is his blog on spiritual approaches to modern living with tips on letting go, being present, and discovering unconditional love.

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3 Keys to Staying Present under Pressure

“The only pressure I’m under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.” ~Mark Messier   

Back when Earth was cooling, I was a broker at Shearson Lehman Brothers. I still have nightmares about the pressure there—the pressure to sell stocks and bonds, to succeed, to be the best in the office, and to forget what is really important in life.

Now I write books and lead workshops. I live on thirty-three acres with a couple hundred blueberry plants, foxes, incredible people, sunrises, sunsets, and cold dips in a mountain pond all in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.

While it …