12/18/2012 12:15 am ET

GPS Guide: Joshua Stanton Pauses To Find His Personal Moment Of Peace

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Joshua Stanton says of managing stress: "When I find myself most stressed, worried, or sad, I pause to listen to my own breathing. I listen to my breath as I inhale and exhale. With each passing breath, I think of the Force that makes life possible and enables me to take that very breath. I feel the force of my breath and sense more tangibly the Ordering Force of the universe. I feel comforted."

See his GPS Guide below.

Joshua Stanton's GPS Guide

(All photos courtesy of Mirah Curzer)

Joshua Stanton is Associate Director of the Center for Global Judaism at Hebrew College and Director of Communications for the Coexist Foundation. He is also Founding co-Editor of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue and co-Director of Religious Freedom USA, which works to ensure that freedom of religion is as protected in practice as it is in theory.

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