Nobody is eager to do the job of cleaning a stinking mess off their shoe, but the alternative is to walk around smelling like that – and tracking it everywhere you go. And, whether you’re spending time “isolated together” with someone or isolated alone, the isolation can seem to intensify the issue.
COVID-19 is bringing many changes to many people – and to relationships.
In some cases, it’s requiring people to be isolated – and in some cases, to be “isolated together” – for extended periods of time.
These conditions lead people to “think about things” – often to dwell on things – including things they may not feel great about. And, the “not great” things might include guilt.
Guilt is an interesting emotion in that feeling guilty about something can lead a person to doing other things they wind up feeling guilty (or ashamed) for – and that can become a self-amplifying spiral of behavior that’s really troublesome.
Knowing about these sorts of things doesn’t make a person immune to the problems. In fact, it can create a blindness to the power of the cycle, or to the destruction it’s doing.
A person might find themselves saying to themselves “I know, I know, blah, blah, blah … thereby maintaining the problem condition – because doing the things that would let them fully escape the guilt and just move forward with freedom seem seem impossibly difficult.
Emotional things are like that – especially in American culture, and especially for men.
Again, cleaning the shoe is pretty gross – except in comparison to walking around like that. And, allowing guilt to cling to you – and to get on your relationships endeavors – really is worse than just cleaning it off.
In consideration of the current situation, I have recently re-released a couple of my videos about a fast easy way to clean the guilt off yourself – and to do that in privacy, and probably without needing to have awkward conversations. In consideration of the current situation, I’ve also discounted the price by $20.
If you’ve been feeling bad about something and want to be free – through a simple process you can do in privacy in the next 30 to 60 minutes – check it out. If you know someone else who is suffering, consider sharing the link with them.
Whatever you do, be well and happy.