In my personal development journey I’m constantly amazed at the mind’s capabilities. As we learn in our personal development, the mind has no limitations. I’d like to share an example of that in my own personal development experience.
A few years ago we were walking the dogs Blaze and Bella (Blaze – Irish Setter and Bella – Rottweiler) in an area called The Cove Oasis (La Quinta, CA) which is within walking distance of our home. There are mountains surrounding the area and generally we like to keep the dogs close to the trail (off leash) and not venture up too far in the mountains because of the potential for a rattlesnake encounter.
On this day, Bella had ventured a little too far up the mountain and I went partially up the mountain to call her back. She obey my command and this 130 pound dog started down and partially sliding down the mountain directly toward me and ended up catching my shin with one of her front claws. I didn’t feel anything until my wife said you’re bleeding. I looked down and discovered I had a 6″ long – 1/4″ wide gash all the way to my shin bone.
A trip to the emergency care facility. The doctor inserted 12 stitches, he said that because of my age (62) and the width of the wound blood does not tend to flow readily to the lower parts of the leg and the healing process would take a very long time and probably a very bad scar would be left. I did not buy into his story. My thought was that I can focus on the wound and force the blood to that part of my body. Even when I went back 10 days later to have the stitches removed it was not looking good and looked like the stitches did very little good to mend the wound, but I could see there was plenty of blood flowing to that area. Again another doctor saw the wound and said the very same thing as the one during my initial visit…take a long time to heal blah, blah, blah…..
During that visit an older RN told me that the young people today believe that a wound should be always covered until it heals completely, but she thought that uncovering it occasionally was good. I liked the idea and uncovered it a few hours a day and I could see that it was constantly rebuilding because the blood was still forming to build a scab. I don’t intend to gross anyone out by this, but the point is that I did not buy into their story and created my own.
The end of the story. In a little over 2 months the wound was totally healed with very minor scarring. Heck, I have worse scars from my football days and they didn’t even require any stitches. Don’t buy anyone’s story if in your gut you feel differently, create your own.
A 30 second video to show you Cove Oasis.
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