Life unravels the way it does, and it has an effect on you, but you have to take responsibility for dealing with it.
He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and you will see the effect when the weaving of a life-time is unraveled.
All my life, I had this idea that if I could unravel the mystery that was my mother, then I could help save her. But it didn't really work. We were close, but she struggled with mental illness and alcoholism, and it was rough at times.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Unraveling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work.
Sue Monk Kidd