By Dr. Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
Our minds are designed to focus on hurts. We can’t help it. Within that limitation, however, we have the power over which hurts we see.
When I focus on my hurts and you on yours, we live in our hurts.
When I focus on your hurts and you on mine, with an intention to heal, we forget, at least for a few moments that we are hurting.
Maybe that is the reason we hurt, so we can learn that the most effective way to heal the self is to heal others.
Focus on healing others’ hurts to heal yours.
Dr. Amit Sood is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Dr. Sood serves as Chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative, Director of research and practice at Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Chair of Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee, and is Associate Director of General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship. Read more from Dr. Sood at www.stressfree.org