Have you heard of Kintsugi?!
It’s the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer. The principle behind this method is that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
Being a recovering perfectionist, this resonated deeply with me.
It dawned on me that while we often strive for this false idea of “perfection”, we forget that it is our flaws and our past suffering that makes us who we are. We are shards of clay, held together by a shimmering golden light. We are beautiful pieces of art.
To quote the late Leonard Cohen, “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
Speaking of shimmering lights, I would love to introduce to one of my dear students – Lauren.
She has overcome a great deal to be back singing again, after taking a 7-year break from music altogether. She is taking massive strides in gaining her confidence back and is dreaming big about a career as a singer songwriter.
This is a part of a new a Fearless TV series - 'Singer Stories'.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch it, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment below.
If you think this would inspire a family member or friend, please feel free to share it with them.
Lots of Love