Reframing

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-etechnique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. (This description came straight from Wikipedia.)


How cool would it be if we could allow our perceived "cracks" to be filled with gold and treated as a valuable part of our history! Scars are so often viewed as unsightly or shameful, reminders of a bad decision or unfortunate mishap. Emotional scarring is not visible to the eye, but can lead to behavior that can be very telling.


What if we embraced the happenings that led to scars as an opportunity for growth instead of a source of shame? What beauty are you able to find in your scars?


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