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.

What are you waiting for?

woman sitting on suitcase on side of dirt road

“It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle

How often do you tell you tell yourself that you’ll start living the life you are longing for after ________________ happens? (Fill in the blank … after graduation, after I get married, after the kids are grown, after retirement, after the next promotion, after … )

What is it you are waiting for?

Stop waiting and start living today, even if you have to start small where you currently are. This is the only life you have. Don’t miss out on the chance to live it to the fullest!

 

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