It's not broken, it's unique - the art of Kintsugi
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold - a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections. It's like a physical manifestation of resilience.
Taken from our What’s with this gratitude thing? Mapology Guide.
We are all flawed, we all occasionally chip and break. Exposing our vulnerabilities shows strength and healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient. That does not mean that there's anything wrong - who we are is suffice. It just means we mend the cracks and that's exactly what gives us character and experience.
I was once very broken. For me personally mending came through long-term psychotherapy, being estranged from my entire family, forming my own family in friends, creating Mapology Guides and practicing daily gratitude.
You are never broken. It’s how you perceive yourself and how you allow others to see you….. you are unique, beautiful and resilient.
Kintsugi repair kit by humade