On my bike ride home today, a bee darted toward me then ricocheted off my glasses, narrowly missing my eye. At that moment, I was incredibly grateful for my poor eyesight and the resulting eye shields I wear on a daily basis. It made me reflect on the power of deflection… There are many opportunities to get stung through our interactions with the world. However if we proactively develop deflection techniques, the stingers will not be able to lodge under our skin and cause distress.
How do we deflect potential stings?