"In Japanese pottery, there's an artful form of repair called kintsugi. When a piece of ceramic pottery breaks, rather than trying to restore it to its original condition, the artisan accentuates the fault by using gold to fill the crack. This beautifully draws attention to where the work was broken, creating a golden vein. Instead of the flaw diminishing the work, it becomes a focal point, an area of both physical and aesthetic strength. The scar also tells the story of the piece, chronicling its past experience." Rick Rubin from The Creative Act: A Way of Being
What if we did the same thing for ourselves?
What if we released ourselves from the expectation to be the same as ________ and instead invested our time and energy into living in the gold?