When I was 4 or 5 I got my first bicycle. It was blue and it had training wheels. I loved it. I could only ride it when I had one of my parents with me. So one day my parents took me out to ride the bike. Just on the uneven road around the neighbourhood. The long and short of it is that I fell off the bike on to the rough road and cut my hands and knees pretty badly. We came home immediately. My mother got busy with cleaning me up and applying medicine to the wounds. As she was doing this, she kept saying “Oh my God, that’s pretty bad, you should have paid more attention, you shouldn’t have fallen – the training wheels are supposed to prevent that. This is a pretty big cut on your knee, I hope it doesn’t get infected. You’ll be ok in a few days”. As I listened to her go on in this manner, I still remember, I felt as if something terrible had happened to me – like it was the end of the world. I never rode a bike again. That’s one of the things on my bucket list: learn how to ride a bike!
As I got older and was entrusted the task of watching over my brother and other assorted cousins, I discovered that if they fell or got hurt, it was better to do something sudden to shift their attention. Just clapping and laughing and pointing to something absurd was usually enough to take their mind of their little scrap and get them engaged again with play. Have you noticed that? Anyway, some years later when my daughter was little and I became a parent that’s what I always did to shift her attention, because I had learnt from my dear mother that pointing at cuts and bruises makes them bigger in ones mind, and makes them hurt a lot more than they actually do.
The same thing applies to all subjects in our lives. When we feel hurt, angry, worried – it is an emotional bruise. The more we look at that emotional bruise the more it hurts, and the more it seems like the end of the world. We are totally capable of shifting our attention to something else – find a bring shiny object around you, or simply look out the window and appreciate something about nature. That little act of shifting our attention even for a few minutes creates an improvement. As long as we don’t keep looking back at the emotional bruise and continue finding things to appreciate we begin to feel better and when we begin to feel better the emotional wound starts healing.
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