I fully confess that the title might be misleading! After I typed it, I thought about when my son was an infant.
A young man from our church was holding him and discovered his "soft spot" while rubbing his head. He became upset and thought there was something wrong with my baby. I explained to him that all babies have soft spots at first as their skulls and brains grow. He was relieved to say the least!
The "soft spots" I'm thinking of now though are those places we have to "land" or "fall" to escape from the stresses of life. Everyone needs such a place or a person. There is no argument that it is good for one's emotional or mental health, but my personal experience is that a safe haven or soft spot is like medicine to my body. Last month was one of those "flare-up" months that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. A change in some of my supplements and medication put me in a tailspin. Several weeks into the flare-up, I connected with a loved one who took the time to listen, to laugh and to give me much needed TLC. I was amazed at the difference in my body. The fatigue diminished, the pain began to leave my body, energy returned. I felt like "me" again - not because of doctors, medications, sleep, diet or anything tangible. I had entered my safe place and stretched out on my "soft spot" and healing came! What do you think? Does time in your safe place, your quiet refuge or with the soft caress of someone you love bring strength and healing to your body? Do you find the pain fading away? The energy revived?