Broken Beauty

Broken Beauty is the name of this Inspired Flow Art piece. The colors in it are:

  • Light turquoise representing washing 
  • Lavender representing tender
  • Dark red representing sacrificial love
  • Green jasper representing increase, pervasive life
  • White representing renewed

Regardless of how broken you may feel, there is strength in you that surpasses any hardships you may have endured. Like the thickness of a scar protecting an area of skin once wounded, your resilience has been earned – growing over time through trials.

Like muscles strengthen through the micro tears that happen in strength training, so you have grown strong through endurance. And in that strength is much beauty. Own it. It may not be the flawless loveliness of naive, untried youth, but it is even more beautiful for the facets and fissures earned over time and in hardships and the strength to carry on through. 

“Kintsugi (“golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (“golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold. This method treats breakage and repair as a visual part of the history, rather than something that needs to be masked or hidden. In this same way, as you heal, resist the urge to hide any part of you, even your scars – because each wound, crack, and crevice are a part of who you are and therefore precious and worth notice. No shame, only beauty. 

So like a phoenix rising from the ashes, allow that beauty to be on display for all to see in all its flawed glory. You are even more perfect and unique as a result of having been tried. 

We hope the art and the colorful encouragement speak to you. Enjoy life and stay in the flow!

NOTE: View/download the printable PDF version of this word of Colorful Encouragement

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