What we allow the mark of our suffering to become

“Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wounds us, but need not scar us for life. It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our own hands.” ~bell hooks

This really gets to the essence of kintsugi living, doesn’t it? We always have the choice of “what we allow the mark of our suffering to become.” We can choose to find (and become) the gold of healing.

Open your eyes

“It isn’t always a change of scenery needed to make life better. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich

It’s so easy to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else (or some other time or under some other conditions), but our focus on wishing we were elsewhere causes us to miss out on the beauty and happiness available to us right here in this moment in this place.

Take a moment right now to be fully present here and now to truly see and appreciate how much good is already present.

 

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