What I’m Learning (part 1)

The past few weeks (actually it’s been more like the past 2 months) I’ve been in what I’ve come to call “the funk.” You know what I’m talking about. It’s that state of being where you don’t know why you’re not enjoying life, you just know you’re not. Honestly, it’s not a fun place to be. I mean, I’ve got the most wonderful family in the world – great wife, cool and unique kids, people that love me, pray for me and play with me. What could be wrong?

Well, I don’t know. That’s why it’s “the funk.” Like a skin rash…you may not know what it is, but you know it’s there and other people notice too, “man, he’s got the funk.” So you know what I’m learning? That it’s not as important to know what the causes “the funk” as it is to just get rid of it. Wash it off. Do whatever it takes.

It might look different for you, but for me, I needed to get away (we went to the mountains) and I need to look ahead. Not just ahead to the week, but further ahead. I’ve learned that I really need something to look forward to. “The funk” came because I wasn’t really moving towards anything that I was passionately excited about anymore. I’d slowed down, moved into neutral (or maybe even park) and “the funk” seized the opportunity. Just like how that hard cheese crust forms on the cheese dip when you aren’t stirring it, you know what I mean?

That’s one thing I’m learning. How about you?

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  1. The Nassars June 18, 2008

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