Ooooh, that's a good video, Raven! I tend to Hulk Smash a lot, both inward and outward. I was Hulk Smashing at a downed tree that I wanted to saw for the boarder of my garden bed, and I recall doing both Hulk Smashes, both at myself for not knowing more, and the tree for being such a booger. I notice the Hulk Smashing a lot in others in my family, too. I think I'll be watching this again with my family right after nap!
What rich metaphors for creating more respectful and supportive dialogs. Both between people *and* within one's self. Thanks R!
Paul has written about 'p-key' issues and I think the 'wall of awful' is another way to describe that. And there was that mention I found of 'the impossible task' where we can get stuck over what seems to be an utterly simple thing. (Edited to add links in these lines.)
I think there are times when we think it's a wall full of emotional bricks (because we're so used to Hulk smashing ourselves), when there are actually physical condition bricks in the way, as well, or instead.
Such as, a brick of brain fog from mold exposure. More brain fog bricks from too much sugar, or not enough sleep, or not enough B12. Or simply knowing that an interruption will happen once you really get into your thing and that is so disheartening and frustrating. Okay, well, that last one is emotional perhaps, though it's kind of partially due to things outside one's own control, too.
Nicole, I seriously have a physical brick - a physical weakness from too much desk work and not enough exercise - when it comes to chopping wood or trees! Let alone the knowledge. And it's funny how we Hulk smash ourselves for a shortcoming like that, too!