Beyond… A Journey Within

Swati Singh

Kintsukuroi – Golden Scars

Beautiful word; more beautiful is the meaning!

Isn’t life like that only? Interestingly, we can relate life to each and every beautiful word around us!

In midst of a ‘normal’ life, when a storm hits and takes away our peace, all left inside us is a hollow, a sinking feeling. Storm can be anything, from a physical loss to a mental apocalypse; a broken relationship, a stab in the back, a long – wrong –trust, a difficult life battle, an undying habit, a dying relationship. Life, to us, seems to remain an unfair story which should have been a fairy tale.

Eventually, the storm gets silent. So do us! What about that void inside us? It starts reviving like the bowl above; it heals with the lessons which are as precious as gold. And the cracks remain visible; to remind us the days we faced and the lessons we got. If the splits were mended with the same clay as used before, would it have the same significance? Likewise, if life incidents have a repeating pattern in our life, it simply means that we are just covering it up with the same clay of ignorance and unawareness.  Since no lessons are being taken, it will crack recurrently till we repair it with golden lessons. And these lessons will become the foundation of our strong personality. They make sure next time when the storm hits; we would be much stronger to face it or can avert storm affecting us even a bit.  These are those golden streaks which make us wiser, matured, precious and most importantly, aware!

Every time we say life’s been unfair, life is giving you hints to understand the reason behind it. Have you ever noticed?

“People who say, “It is not my fault,” continuously fail. People who say, “I’ve done no wrong,” have not done enough right. People who say, “I am done!” are never done repeating the cycle. Even in the privacy of our own thoughts, we can’t sow lies and reap truth.” ― Katina Ferguson

Rings a bell somewhere?

To heal, we need not every time break from a setback in our life. On a spiritual journey, it is necessary to mend ourselves even when no experience asks us to. It is a part of self-transformation.   Gather all the untangle pieces and sew them with the gold silk thread. You would love the difference!

At one point in my life, I was constantly facing betrayals not realizing that I am attracting series of such episodes because I am not ready to learn from one. And when I got stirred and shaken up, it was unbelievable.   Damn! What was I thinking!? Yes! You say that to yourself many times before you accept that you were actually blindfolded by obliviousness. My lessons were to know that trust and compassion are precious possessions; decide cautiously where it has to be shared. Not lessening any faith in humanity but asking you to be good to yourself first. When you are fair to yourself and your soul, then only you can do righteousness to others. When your soul feel nourished by what you do; that is the right path.

Lessons are many but ultimately they lead to one destination! You will be broken millions of times in all your lifetimes here on this planet. Every time a new golden streak will replace the old clay. And eventually one day, the whole vessel will turn into gold. That dazzling energy will radiate from your soul. That will be the end of your lessons. Lifetimes.

I see that golden streak every day inside me. Sometimes, it sparkles with the joy of learning that lesson. Bliss it is!

 “You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.” ― Terence McKenna

 

 
 
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4 comments on “Kintsukuroi – Golden Scars

  1. Radha
    July 18, 2014

    “Likewise, if life incidents have a repeating pattern in our life, it simply means that we are just covering it up with the same clay of ignorance and unawareness.”- I agree!

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  2. Radha
    July 18, 2014

    This post is such a feast. Must I tell you, I fed myself greedily.

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  3. Chunauti
    July 19, 2014

    Its great how simply you explained lie in relation to mistakes and learning, and exactly, 'it is necessary to mend ourselves even when no experience asks us to.” otherwise we jus tend to flow towards the negative energies.

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  4. Mridul Trehan
    September 10, 2014

    Good One!

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