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Finding Beauty In Our Imperfections

In Japan, there is an art called“Kintsugi”, wherein they repair broken pottery using gold, creating beauty out of imperfections. It considers every crack and damage to be a part of the object's history. A gold-repaired shattered bowl was so magnificent that some collectors would smash their ceramics to have the seams filled with gold.

People can be as fragile as ceramic bowls. From the scrapes and scratches on our knees to the emotionally devastating encounters, we will never know when life can unexpectedly hit us and break us down. Each one of us goes through several painful experiences such as losing our jobs, businesses hitting difficulties, getting diagnosed with a disease, and losing loved ones.

That’s how life is. It can be challenging for us.

Like broken vases filled with golden seams, we will always find ways to piece ourselves together. We let these painful experiences teach us to survive, to be stronger, and to aim for betterment. Even though we are flawed, we know that we can always be the best version of ourselves. No matter how many times we fall, we will always find a way to get back up.

Life is all about balance. We have our fair share of both happy and bad moments. We each have our own set of strengths and shortcomings.

Our flaws, wounds, and pain serve as evidence of our existence. These are our testimonies of falling and rising again. We may be flawed, yet that is what makes us human.

Despite everything, we are still marvelous and deserving of a happy life. I think that’s beautiful.

Let us all find the beauty in our flaws. Subscribe to my blog!

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