We have another metaphor, another story. We need to relax. Potentially, that'd be a cup of coffee. I'm gonna share a little story today, and it's...and you can use this story as a metaphor for many things. I often tell this to a lot of my clients who are coming for pain issues. So, imagine you've got some kind of chronic pain. We're not talking here about an acute pain. If you've got an acute pain, but something just happened, you've been hit by a car. God forbid, then go to surgery immediately, all right. We're talking about chronic pain. Pain that's been around three months, at least, and it isn't getting any better. You've seen all the medical practitioners and they're just giving you painkillers or, don't know what quite to do with you, okay? Pain is just a sign. It's a sign to simply slow down, stop doing what you're doing and do something else.
So, imagine this. It's a bit like this. You're in your car. You're driving down the highway the freeway, and you're driving 100 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone. After a while, the police pull you over. They say, "Hey, you've been driving too fast. You've been driving 100 miles an hour. You're supposed to be doing 50. We'll let you off this time. No fine, no criminal record but this is your warning." So, you get back in your car, start in 50 miles an hour. Police don't trouble you anymore. Then you're like, "You know what? I wanna get home a bit faster." So, you start to go a bit faster, 75 miles an hour, 80 miles an hour, 100 miles an hour. You don't listen to the warning. Police pull you over again. Like, "Hey, we just pulled you over. Why are you not listening to us? So now, we're gonna have to fine you because you ever listened? You never learned your lesson?" You haven't slowed down. So you pay your fine. You go, "All right, all right." So, you start going 50 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone. You're like, "They're not gonna pull me over again, right?" So you're doing now, you're doing 50. Now, you're doing 55. Now, you're doing 60, 65, 70, 80, 90, 100. Police pull you over again. They're like, "All right. We're suspending your license. This is the third time I had to pull you over today. You haven't listened to us. It's 50 miles an hour and you've been going 100 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone. Slow down."
So, you thought that you were gonna get to your destination a lot faster because you were going more miles an hour, 100-mile-an-hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone. However, with the amount of time that the police kept pulling you over and pulling you over and pulling you over, admonishing you for breaking the law, it ends up taking you a lot longer to get where you wanted to go. If you just listened to the warning. If you just listened to the police to begin with and you slowed down, down, and got that message, you might find that you don't need that message anymore if you just slow down.