I was working through a knotty situation and talking to two friends about what I’d done to resolve the knots.
One of them shared that he’d learned to take the time to verbalize what was causing dissonance or discomfort. Verbalizing it helped him become aware of what was causing the problem, accept it, and move on by figuring out a constructive response.
Another shared the importance of spending time in nature. As we take in the enormity of the world around us, we gain perspective of just how small and insignificant our problems are.
It turned out to be one of those situations when I had experienced the benefits of both of these ideas in working through my knotty situation.
Both ideas resonated.