hold still kid

yesterday night a particular analogy came to me.

remember being at the doctor as a kid & he/she would have to do something that was going to hurt? maybe it was something that was going to hurt a little or maybe a lot - but in the end it was something to heal or for overall wellness & positive growth into adulthood. i always remember the doctor saying, hold still... if you don’t hold still, it is going to hurt even more.

it is hard to hold still. i think it is more the human inclination to squirm & fidget when we're uncomfortable - even if it's for our good. but of course, as with all things deeply rich, there is something sublime that happens in the stillness.  pain is not wasted.