THE SOUL SEAMSTRESS........................





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,

Jo






Comments

  1. Beautiful post Jo, and your photos that go with are are gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. What an amazing post! If only...
    Mary

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  3. What a wonderful post Jo! I have actually been grappling with a number of these issues lately and trying hard to find the right formula for me and my life. I really appreciate the points you brought up. I think part of my problem is that I become irritated with myself because I am not perfect and my process seems too slow, but I realized this weekend I was being horribly unfair to myself because I am only human and there is no timetable when we are trying to improve ourselves. It is the journey I am taking with the Lord that will help me darn those holes in my soul.
    Again thanks for this super post!
    Tina xo

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  4. What a wise, wise post! Clearly you speak from experience.

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  5. Beautifully written. I think the holes are just as much a part of us as the good parts are. When those holes are repaired, sometimes we are even stronger than we were before.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  6. Life's full of patches....Wisdom decides which ones get stitched back together. Wise post Jo..

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  7. That is beautiful, Jo. And may I say I love to visit your blog because the photos make me sit and be still in my mind. Thank you.

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  8. Well written dear Jo, I could not have said it better myself. Beautiful photos to go along with it also! Nice touch. Loved it!

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  10. Oh Jo, what loving words of wisdom. Are we not all a constant work in progress?

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  12. This post was so beautifully written, Jo. You are so right in that we are all a work in progress. We will never be perfect in this life, but we must keep striving to be the best we can be. Have a great Wednesday.

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  13. That gave me goose bumps... powerful words,

    thanks...

    Cindy

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  14. This was a wisdom filled post! How'd you get so smart lady?
    I love all the images you use here too.
    Sweet friend, thanks
    Anne

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  15. What a lovely post with equally lovely photos.

    I adopt mantras from time to time because of what is happening in my life or lots of lives around me. They are my talismans to guide me.
    Currently my favorite is "Why would you keep making the same choices and the same decisions and expect a different outcome?"
    This applies to so many hurting souls around me at the present time and I just keep repeating it to them and hope that it roots and grows..

    We have to keep searching inward even when the outside world is so busy and suffocating at times.
    Know thyself.

    Thanks Jo :D
    xx
    z

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