At the bottom of every problem there is at least one emotion. We are uncomfortable (even fearful) approaching and acknowledging such emotions in ourselves and in others. Yet the problem will persist until we do.
This conundrum costs us dearly in energy wasted trying not to feel the emotions, in unresolved problems lingering, and in problems recurring in different places, with different people, or in different forms.
Happily, these emotions are paper tigers. With a touch of courage, we can lead ourselves and others to find and feel these emotions. This gives us the new perspectives we need to unlock solutions to the problem. We’ll then laugh in wonder at how we could have ever been so stuck in the first place.
In your corner,
PS: If you were tempted to skip reading this post, you got a glimpse of the discomfort that unwittingly maintains this conundrum.