my 7 year old grandson was playing with his friends at the neighborhood playground when he erupted in such wails of anguish/agony that several adults ran to see what was the matter.
Between sobs my grandson explained that his anguish/agony was due to a friend having laughed at him. We adults kinda looked at each other thinking how do we handle this one?
My grandson then became angry and started to chase his friend with the intention to retaliate. Instead of running the friend stood & faced my grandson at which point each child seemed to go into paralysis and no retaliation occurred. Instead my grandson cried softly and began walking home.
A minute later he buried his face into a bush we were passing and said I am in love with everything. He then chatted away about other things for a couple of minutes during which I was too awe struck by what has just occurred to register what he was saying until he started crying again and said how 2 years earlier he had been laughed at after giving a performance for his kindergarten class.
And I thought WOW that’s the pain & anguish he was accessing / releasing earlier. And how AMAZING that he was able to trace it back to that source in a matter of about 5 minutes.