Kintsugi is a Japanese technique for repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. The word means ‘golden joinery’ in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object even more beautiful than it was prior to being broken.
When we view our lives as broken or shattered, we begin to understand that no matter the trauma, despair, hurt, fear, failure, addiction, disease and even others’ death, our scars are just part of us. Each time we fix ourselves the new beginning makes us stronger. Our life bonds are reinforced through mending. Those breaks are a place for beauty to transpire. We are more beautiful for being broken.