Do not mean to be so graphic, however we all have stuff, things, issues that sometimes crop up to the surface that does not make us feel so well. You are probably wondering. What kind of gunk could I possibly be talking about or referring to?
Merriam-Webster defines the word “Gunk” as
“filthy, sticky, or greasy matter” or synonyms with “crud, dirt, grime, filth, muck, smut, soil”
Let’s go deeper and outside of the physical plane. What we are actually talking about is the fear, anger, frustration, resentment, guilt, and the long laundry list of insecurities. These emotions and feelings not only gives us headaches but can really take a toll on the minds, our bodies as well as affect how we conduct business, communicate with others, and function on a daily basis.
False Expectations Appearing Real is the acronym for the word fear, and there are many others while searching online.This one seems the most appropriate. When fear surfaces in any situation whether it comes to public speaking, selling, writing a book, taking exams, going on a diet to lose weight or exercise to maintain better health, etc… What usually happens? We hold back and psyche ourselves out from taking any action or make any advance movements. Does anything gets accomplished? Nothing gets accomplished. What do we say to ourselves, “I’ll do it next week” or “When I am ready”. Getting stuck which leads to other issues that surfaces and we stagnate. Fears are really limiting beliefs that we put upon ourselves and by believing in them so greatly that we stump our potential growth.
Questions to ask yourself?
How do you know if you have not done it yet?
In the past blog posts were written on fear, and received lots of responses to both article. Check them out if you are interested.
Emotions that fly off the handle over a person, place or thing. Everyone screaming at each other and this exchange gets way out of hand. What happens afterwards? We do not talk to the other person, and for how long? Anger leads to the breakup of marriages, partnerships, business relationships, being kicked out of the family/disowned, etc… Then the nasty grudge settles in. Yes, there will be court cases and hearings over he said and she said, who’s wrong and right? The reality is two wrongs do not make a right.
Sometimes, we even take it out on anyone who just happen to be in our presence. No fun being in the line of fire when someone is angry..
Before you blow your top. The question to ask yourself? What is causing all this tension? Step out of the picture, disengage and look at other angles to approach the scenario.
Visit us tomorrow for the second portion of this 2 part series on Gunk and how to bless this mess.