Daily Calm: Kintsugi

Kintsugi is a Japanese art form where the artist delicately mends a broken vase by joining the pieces together with fines layers of gold. The art tells us to embrace our flaws, our weakness, our setbacks, and our frustration. We are nothing but an amalgamation of our experiences. We grow only by realising, accepting and improving upon our flaws. And it all moves step by step. Homo sapien were initially the prey of wild animals. And only upon accepting their physical weakness did they ponder upon ways to become strong, discovered fire, learnt to socialize, and eventually now are the most powerful species on Earth and maybe in some years will hold supremacy over other planets too. So be gentle with yourself and keep moving, one step at a time. As Leonard Cohen said, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

Daily Calm with Tamara Levitt

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