A friend of mine was complaining about a crack that kept on appearing on his wall at home. He would patch it year after year. The more the emphasis was placed on repairing the wall, the worse the crack would appear. The costs would also escalate yearly. Finally, he managed to recruit a team of structural experts who dug deep into the foundation of his house to find that a brick had shifted at the bottom of the foundation and manifested further up the wall. Once the brick was lodged back into position, the crack issue was totally solved. Never to appear again.
Isn’t that how we tend to go through life? When the so-called cracks appear, we tend to cover it up with all kinds of possible solutions. Often asking for advice from different people who might offer solutions, sometimes to no avail. Even sometimes we tend to hang a picture or an ornament over the crack just to cover up what lies beneath.
We often hear people express that we should get back to basics. This is exactly what we need to do. Go back to the foundation that was laid for us. The question is: what is your house build on? What is your foundation? What makes you stand in the midst of storms or turmoil?
The main focus is remain true to yourself, go back to original foundation you have laid for yourself and learn from others.