Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was possible to turn your brokenness into something beautiful?
Can there ACTUALLY be beauty in your brokenness? I believe it is possible.
I really love the second part of this quote.
You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.~Emery Allen
Pictured above is an example of the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi which means “golden joinery.” Artisans take broken pieces of pottery and carefully re-assemble them using a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. Rather than hiding the cracks, kintsugi accentuates them. I believe it’s a beautiful metaphor for life.
But how can you put this metaphor into action? Here’s one idea.
Embrace the brokenness in your life. By that I don’t mean wallow in self-pity. Our life’s stories are sometimes filled with periods of brokenness. There are cracks in our armor. Scars we desperately try to hide from others. Don’t try to hide from those broken pieces. Rather, embrace them! Accentuate them! Our cracks, our scars, the fissures in life exhibit to others a life lived, a life that has prevailed.
Ask yourself. In how many ways can I embrace and accentuate those broken pieces?
Those cracks, those scars and those fissures DID NOT break you! They made you stronger!
There is indeed beauty in brokenness!