The Gifts of Healing

Written by Caroline Oxford

I came across this wonderful post by Cindy Heddle of Healthy Life Counselling on instagram, explaining the Japanese art form of Kintsugi.

Although I don’t believe anyone is truly ‘broken’ it is a beautiful reminder that when we choose to embrace our journey (warts & all), & prioritise our well-being, through doing the inner work, the result can be something so much more magnificent then from where we began. 

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‘Kintsugi, or gold splicing is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. Instead of discarding marred vessels, practitioners of the art fix broken items with a golden adhesive that shows off the break lines and strengthens them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This practice is also known as Kintsukuroi, which literally means gold mending. The gold which emphasizes the breaks and imperfections, turns something broken into something beautiful.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Each piece of pottery becomes a physical manifestation of resilience, while signifying the beauty in brokenness. This art form makes the most of what already is, and shows there is something wonderfully attractive in individual uniqueness.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And finally Kintsugi teaches us

By repairing what is broken, we actually create something more unique, beautiful and resilient

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