At first glance it merely looks like a method for repairing broken pottery or a design style.
Once we dig deeper we discover a whole philosophy of honoring the beauty of imperfection and “mis-takes” that teaches us to expose and embrace our failure.
Kintsugi is a Zen art form – a Zen practice – of accepting reality… rather than hiding imperfection – the cracks – by highlighting and patching them with lacquer and gold one transforms the object to something unique and more valuable.
A dear friend once told me: “In a relationship, once there is a deep wound it can heal to some extend but a scar will always remain!”
This is true and yet, with the practice of Kintsugi relationships become more resilient, grow and heal and once the “repair” is done, they turn into something much more special and valuable than before.
It is our cracks that show us our history, how we lived and what we have overcome. It is our cracks that give us character.
Essentially Kintsugi is a symbol of metamorphosis.
And since I am a metamorphoser I believe in the art of Kintsugi 😉
I am… is the infinite white space in which the human experience takes shape… in the form of thoughts and emotions… just like the soundtrack of a song where you can see in which frequency the song plays.
I am not the song, but the infinite white space. And I decide in which frequency – with which vibration – I live through the human experience.
It is my choice if I hold on to an old song – an old vibration – which is influenced by my past experience. It is up to me if I identify with that old song and play it over and over again or if I stop that song and listen to the silence to start a new one… a new vibration.
Life is like an improvised song by a group of musicians. My melody – my vibration – influences the others and vice versa. And if I don’t like the melody, we can simply change it as we are neither the melody nor the song.
Making love is like the melody of two people playing together. The melody where love vibrates.
It is up to me which song I play, which melody. It’s up to me with which vibration I want to live… now.
So, I choose to tune in to the vibration of infinite love.