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Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. This process highlights the flaws of the objects and reminds us of the beauty in the history of the object’s story.
I find this process comforting when feeling broken. Our stories may feel like scars but there is a bigger meaning for the things that happen to us.
When someone breaks our heart. When the unexpected happens. When we lose someone close to us.
It is a struggle to find beauty in the broken pieces. To understand meaning or purpose for life.
I struggled for years in loving myself fully. To love the parts of me that just felt scary to show people, to show myself.
However through the process of repair, healing and recovery I have realized that I am beautiful in all my fears, insecurities and anxieties.
The more real I got with myself the more real I could get real with the world.
Vulnerability is allowing our brokenness to shine through as light, as gold, as beauty.
I am the sum of all my parts and my parts are just pieces of what makes me, ME.
The process of healing from brokenness can feel like a never-ending journey.
For me it felt like I would just be broken forever. However as I reached out support in searching for meaning I found resources and tools that helped me to shift my perspective.
We can be whole again through the journey of healing from brokenness. We can pick ourselves back up and love again.
We can give ourselves a break and remember we are only human and we are doing the best with what we know. There are people who care and want to love us through the brokenness.
In my new book, Into the Light I explore this concept more through poetry and healing from the past. It is a book created to inspire anyone to find beauty in the broken parts of their past.
A poem from my book, Into the Light:
Honor the feelings.
All the feelings.
Give them a voice.
The love. Confusion. Fear.
Let them live so they know they matter.
Let them come. And let them go.
They are beauty even in the madness.
Love them. All of them.
‘There is meaning for all of the parts of the past. We are never alone, not even in the brokenness.’
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