I don’t know about you but quite often I want to be prefect. I want my life and everything in it to be just right. Whether it’s the prefect website, the perfect relationship, the prefect body, the perfect job, perfectly behaved child, or the prefect skin. We enjoy perfection as it’s easy, we seem to be attracted to it.
Or do we?
As much as you admire the perceived perfection in the lives of others, do you find it hard to trust them? Or is it more difficult to relate to them? Do you find that you are more drawn to people that mess up, that make mistakes and are not scared to acknowledge them.
They acknowledge their humanness, their flaws. They are real. There is a sense of genuineness about them.
We all mess up, we all make mistakes. Perhaps you are not willing to openly acknowledge it but we all get hurt. We all feel broken at times in our lives, be is physically or emotionally. We feel disappointment and heartache. Even the rich and famous people who seem to have it ‘all-together’ have the same struggles.
We are taught that we need to be strong. We need to hide our hurt and our brokenness. But isn’t that what makes us real, what makes us unique.
The Japanese have a word for the beauty of displaying brokenness, Kintsugi. It is an art form where broken objects are repaired with gold. The gold becomes a unique feature and enhances the beauty of it.
We are all flawed, that is what makes us beautifully human. Are you willing to allow others to see your uniqueness?
May you be brave enough to display your gold this week.