Wouldn't it be nice if we could darn our souls like we do a pair of socks?
Taking a little stitch here...a little stitch there...closing those holes that continually fray and open into gaping chasms.
I have posed this question to myself many times through out the years. How does one address those nagging things that continue to unravel....never seeming to be fully repaired....yet constantly needing a patch here..a patch there.
This is what I think. First and foremost~~we have to be still and observe our own being. You know....the stuff that is in there..you never want to face ~~ ANGER, RESENTMENT, ENVY, HATRED, LONELINESS, LAZINESS...just to mention a few.
Then, we must bring it to the surface and be brave enough to face it. Really observe it in the light of day. Why do we have it....what is our payoff here for continuing in this behavior. Don't fool yourself~~there is always some sort of pay off when you hold onto something that causes soul holes.
Next...be honest with ourselves....do we REALLY want to mend this soul hole? Do we want to let it go? Be totally honest here....because if you aren't...I guarantee...the hole will tear open again and you will need to do even more mending.
Last.....take the steps necessary to begin the mending process. Prayer, meditation, counseling, talking with friends, etc. ALWAYS begin mending your OWN soul hole first ~~ then perhaps your little stitch will affect someone else and they can take up their own needle and thread and begin their mending process.
In closing...I must say I believe this darning and mending is a life long process...and if you are lucky you will end up with a mended soul only slightly frayed around the edges...because we are human..and we will never be perfect.
Stay happy dear friends,