Something’s Gotta Give…Learn to Face Your Music!

18 Mar

“Something’s gotta give….”

What exactly does this mean? When I hear it I think of some magical little fairy appearing suddenly and with a little flit of her finely sculpted fairy nose, she takes away the shrouding sorrows of an ailing person. Ummm…gimme a break!

Okay, perhaps I’m a little hard. Calloused? I realize that “something’s gotta give” is likely an expression of exasperation….a sentiment designed to display displeasure about a situation and a desire for change.  So….what’s that statement followed up with? A fairy certainly is not going to appear to remove the obstructions, the tasks that seem to be piling up, or those negative, stress-laden feelings. 

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: suffering is a product of one’s pushing away what needs to be faced. It’s the action of putting that hand up and shoving what we already see but don’t want to address that causes us the most strife. Sure! It’s going to hurt sometimes when we do make the decision to look at the problem, the wound, whatever is causing the pain, but sweeping it under the rug so it has a chance to fester and become an even bigger gaping sore doesn’t seem to me to be the best strategy for dealing with life.

Whoever decides to use these words to express discontent is exactly right! Something has got to give, and that something is themselves giving attention to and directing greater awareness toward the areas in life that are causing dissonance.

 If you have watched American Idol lately and heard J-Lo talking about some “pitchiness and screetching”, you know what dissonance is. Guaranteed the singer who got this comment isn’t going to ignore it though. He’s going to go record his songs, assess what’s happening, listen to his music, practice the notes, make sure they are right on for his next performance, and face the music!!

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2 Responses to “Something’s Gotta Give…Learn to Face Your Music!”

  1. Jami March 19, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

    You are wise beyond your years, Kori! Another post for me to ponder…..

    thanks so much!
    Jami

    • kpropst March 19, 2011 at 6:49 PM #

      Jami, thanks again for a couple things: 1. For being a loyal follower; 2. For taking my posts seriously and implementing my suggestions. It’ s important to me that my writing gives people practical, user- friendly interventions for life! The human struggle won’t disappear but it doesn’t need to be feared and can be more easily managed if we anticipate feeling not so good a lot of the time! 😉

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