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Living a Kintsugi Life

It has taken me many years to learn that in my life, it is the imperfect stuff that can make things perfectly, imperfect.

Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury has been extremely difficult and I am blessed to realize that my life is perfectly, imperfect. 

I have learned to incorporate many compensatory strategies into my “Second Life and my Second Chance”, and this has led to a stronger and more beautiful “Me”, than before I was injured. 

The imperfections in my life have given me the ability to appreciate the little things in life. 

My world changed when I learned to change my perspective.

FYI: In essence, this is the philosophy behind living a Kintsugi Life, which involves acknowledging the existence of the break, and making a mend that highlights the wholeness, rather than attempting to cover up the break.

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by repairing the broken areas with an adhesive, such as a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. 

The focus of this art is to embrace the history of the object and recognize that cracks, breaks and repairs are events in the life of the object.

Just because the object was damaged does not mean that this object is of no use anymore. 

This Japanese art emphasizes incorporating the repair into the new piece instead of disguising it, resulting in a different type of beauty than the original.  


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