Clean Off the Guilt

John Bailey
3 min readNov 17, 2020


Nobody is eager to clean a stinking mess off their shoe. But the alternative is to walk around smelling like that — and tracking it everywhere. And, whether you’re spending time “isolated together” with someone or isolated alone, the isolation can intensify that.

COVID-19 is bringing many changes to many people — and to relationships.

In some cases, it’s requiring people to be isolated — and in some cases, to be “isolated together” — for extended periods of time.

These conditions lead people to “think about things” — often to dwell on things — including things they may not feel great about. And, the “not great” things might include guilt.

Guilt is an interesting emotion in that feeling guilty about something can lead a person to doing other things they wind up feeling guilty (or ashamed) for — and that can become a self-amplifying spiral of behavior that’s really troublesome.

Knowing about these sorts of things doesn’t make a person immune to the problems. In fact, it can create a blindness to the power of the cycle, or to the destruction it’s doing.

A person might find themselves saying to themselves “I know, I know, blah, blah, blah … thereby maintaining the problem condition — because doing the things that would let them fully escape the guilt and just move forward with freedom seem seem impossibly difficult.

Emotional things are like that — especially in American culture, and especially for men.

Again, cleaning the shoe is pretty gross — except in comparison to walking around like that. And, allowing guilt to cling to you — and to get on your relationships endeavors — really is worse than just cleaning it off.

In consideration of the current situation, I have recently re-released a couple of my videos about a fast easy way to clean the guilt off yourself — and to do that in privacy, and probably without needing to have awkward conversations. In consideration of the current situation, I’ve also discounted the price by $20.

If you’ve been feeling bad about something and want to be free — through a simple process you can do in privacy in the next 30 to 60 minutes — check it out. If you know someone else who is suffering, consider sharing the link with them.

Whatever you do, be well and happy.



John Bailey

Live life at 100 smiles per hour!