Sitting in the dentist's chair is probably THE most unfavourite place to be. And when there, it feels as if we are always there – and time passes very slowly.
The injection, described hopefully as a “little prick” is the nastiest part. So today, captive with a bright light bearing down and TV showing optimistic views, at a very peculiar angle, I thought, “Suppose I enjoy the injection?”
Normally, I endure with tight muscles, but today, I thought, “it is only a sensation.” I am the one who codes it unpleasant and coil my muscles in defence. What if I just relaxed into the sensation and observed it. The crazy thing is, my muscles relaxed and the pain became interesting rather than unpleasant. Why on earth didn't I think of this before?