Monday, April 23, 2007

Fear is the Mind Killer

When I was a young boy and was about to received my first injection (needle, shot), our doctor told me what was about to happen. He suggested that in spite of any nervousness I may be experiencing that I should try to remain very still. If I tried to move to avoid the pain it would actually make the pain greater.

Centuries later ;-) I passed this bit of wisdom on to my children before their first injections.

Today I had to drag Sam (the dog) into the tub to get a bath. I tried telling him that it would be much less stressful for him to simply jump into the tub, but he decided to obey his fear instead. Amen.



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