Transforming my failures

Transforming my failures

“Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.”
~Antonio Machado, translated by Robert Bly

I love this way of seeing things. My failures being turned into sweet honey sounds so much like the transformative power of kintsugi.

 

Image adapted from one shared by PollyDot from Pixabay

Rebirthing ourselves

Rebirthing ourselves

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~Gabriel García Márquez

The many endings in our lives are not truly THE END (even when it feels that way). They are just another opportunity for us to give birth to ourselves all over again in new form.

 

Image adapted from one shared by Adrian Balea from Pixabay