When a bowl is broken, in Japan it’s put back together with the crack being filled with gold, creating a beautiful lining..
This is to emphasize the beauty in what was once broken. They believe that when something has suffered damage and it has history, it makes it more beautiful.
And the same goes for human beings..
Everything that you been through, everything that you’re going through doesn’t make your life uglier, although it may seem that way when we’re going through it. It up to us to choose to paint or struggles with gold and make it beautiful.
“You aren’t broken beyond repair”
You can pick yourself up..and learn from what happened and become a better person from it. You can wear your scars proudly as a badge of honor as if it to say ‘look at what I’ve been through..its made me who I am today. And I can through anything life puts in front of me now’.
No body has had a perfect life and nobody ever will.
It’s only up to us if we choose to paint or broken pieces gold and make it beautiful. Don’t be ashamed of what happened to you, everything that has happened to you has happened to you for a reason.
So the more we denied the more we complain and don’t accept what’s happened to us, then it doesn’t become useful. The moment that we accept and find what’s useful in the struggle the things that we’ve been through.
That just like us painting the cracks in our broken pieces gold, turning something that could be ugly into something beautiful and inspiring. when what you have been through is inspiration for other people then it was all worth it. So don’t get stuck on how things used to be..
I once heard a quote said that
‘Every next level of your life will demand a new you, and sometimes it takes being broken in order to become that new version of yourself’