Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Broken Spirits and Emotional Knots

I was never a Girl Scout, but I do know about knots. The knots I'm talking about, aren't the ones we can see, but the ones that are hidden from our physical eyes. They are the ones that restrict us emotionally and spiritually. They cause ulcers and even take years off our lives.

We allow "stuff" to mess us up and tie us down. We get our feelings hurt, we hold grudges, hang on to disappointments and fight ridiculous battles that have very little meaning in the "big picture" of our lives.

Occasionally, we need to pause and re-evaluate the condition of our spirit and begin to untie all those emotional knots that are complicating our lives and robbing us of our joy and health.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones." - Proverbs 17:22

Copyright 2008 By-Barbara J. Kirby Davis


Terri Tiffany said...

So very true. I have those knots in my life occasionally and have to work to untie them and keep them from tying me down. Good morning and thank you!

Joanne said...

Just picturing the visual of untying those knots makes you breathe easier, doesn't it? Great suggestion.

Pat's Place said...

Good advice. Thanks! I think I needed that today.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Us good Girl Scouts are always prepared...carry a knife or matches to do away with any kind of knot; even those that are untieable. ;)