“When you need to let someone know that the scars we carry with us through life shape who we are and make us unique, consider this Japanese custom.”
Wounds are a place for the light to enter, where good can find a home within your blood and travel throughout your entire being. Scars remind us of a life well lived, of lessons learned, of our history, and of our experiences. Instead of flaws, perceive them as reminders of both your fragility and your strength in overcoming obstacles. Your mind can heal from wounds the same as your body can. Fill the broken parts of your mind with golden thoughts. A flicker of light in a clouded mind can illuminate your thoughts and drown out the darkness.
In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Consider this when you feel broken.
This card is made by Illustrator Emily McDowell and is part of a series of her cards titled “Empathy Cards“.
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