Cool experience in meditation this morning. As I sat down to meditate (I just do a basic mindfulness meditation on the breath for 20 - 30 minutes) my right hand started hurting. I ignored it for a few minutes but it started to amp up. So I turned my attention to it and just said "Stop. You can stop now." Gently but firmly, without anger or resistance. Just saying it like a good leader would say it. And it did. I returned my focus to the breath. And then the pain moved over to the left side, and I did the same thing... "We're not doing that anymore. It's okay. Time to stop." Focus back to the breath. Worked again. Kind of like letting the mindbody know that it's now under new leadership. That the new leadership understands the unconscious rage and all the rest of it, and we can stop with the pain. Like the dog whisperer, but with my own body. Pain returned a bit later, after meditation when I started looking at work emails, but still... that's something.