Kintsunagi Life (Finding the Treasure in Life’s Scars)

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believed that when something’s suffered damage and had a history, it becomes more beautiful.”

This belief also goes to human beings. Everything that you’ve been through or going through, doesn’t make your life uglier although it may seem that way when we are going through it. It’s up to us to paint our struggles with gold and make it beautiful.

You are not broken beyond compare. You can pick yourself up and learned from what’s happened and be a better person from it.

You can wear your scars proudly as a BADGE OF HONOR as if to say “Look at what I’ve been through. It’s made me who I am today and I can get to anything life can put in front of me.”

Nobody has had a perfect life and nobody will ever will. The more we deny, the more we complain, and don’t accept what happened to us is not useful. The moment that we accept and embrace our ugly and difficult situations that left a scar, is just like painting the cracks with gold.

Turning something that could be ugly and deformed into something beautiul could be an inspiration for other people. And it will all be worth it.

There is a quote that says, “Every next level of your life will demand a new you.” Sometimes, we need to be broken to become that NEW version of ourselves.

So, if you are going through hard times, I hope, this will help soothe you a bit.


emmylou sotelo

a rennaissance man that loves to explore, discover and listen to stories that can be shared and open to the world of confusing emotions..

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