D.H. Lawrence on healing
I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only
time can help
and patience, and a certain kind of repentance
long, difficult repentance, realisation of life’s mistake,
and freeing oneself
from the endless repetition of this mistake
which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.