Thursday, March 30, 2017

Turning the heel, a metaphor of life

I love to knit socks. I go through phases with doing so, and the other day I picked up the needles again to finish a pair of socks.

And I couldn't remember how to turn the heel (aka knitting in such a way that the sock has a heel).

I knew I would have to split up my stitches but after that, I just had no idea. I thought of putting the socks away again, but what would that solve?

I, instead, decided to play, to see if I could remember how to do this.

And step by step, it came back to me. Each task just dawned on me the moment I needed it. An hour or so later, I had knit the heel, and stared at my almost complete sock, and thought that was marvelous.

I can't is such an easy response. Giving up too. But trusting you can do what you need to do, that is a hard one. I could have half finished socks in the basket forever. Instead, I took a leap.

What are you afraid of doing? Where do you need to have trust in your knowledge?

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