What were the circumstances surrounding your last paper cut? Where were you? When did it happen?
I'll bet that you're having trouble recalling this event which was painful at the time. How can such a small thing like a paper cut draw so much attention? Simple. It hurt - whenever you answered the phone, picked up a pen or grabbed hold of the steering wheel.
The paper cut eventually healed and no longer demanded your attention. You resumed using your hands normally instead of favouring your boo boo.
It's often the little things that add up over time that create stress and cause us to get worn out and worn down. Similar to the small paper cut of which you were consciously aware.
A remarkable thing happens when you transform your stress. Instead of focusing on the things that stress you and how to avoid them, paradoxically causing you more stress, your attention gently starts to shift. The negative things that were clamouring for your attention just seem to evaporate as stress-driven issues heal.
You start living your life the way it was meant to be lived; naturally-filled with the things that bring you joy!
- Do you remember your last paper cut?
- While you were having fun, did you suddenly stop and think about how painful that paper cut was? (I hope the answer is "No." Why stop when you're enjoying yourself?)