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Kintsugi : Perfectionism, Mastery, Self-Compassion and Creativity

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“When a plate or a vase is damaged, it undergoes a special repair process whereby cracks and fractures are filled in with gold. In effect the repaired object becomes stronger and more beautiful than it originally was because it was broken.”

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Kintsugi : Perfectionism, Mastery, Self-Compassion and Creativity

by Tim TimmiKintsugiA musing on creativity and the seeking of mastery and self-compassion through the embracing of beauty through imperfection.

The Japanese practice of Kintsugi (金 継ぎ — golden joinery) embraces the beauty of things by the brokenness of things. When a plate or a vase is damaged, it undergoes a special repair process whereby cracks and fractures are filled in with gold. In effect the repaired object becomes stronger and more beautiful than it originally was because it was broken.

I have always found this to be a simple, beautiful yet profound concept.

Relating to creativity, there is something makes me happy about the idea that we could be add more richness and authenticity to what we make and do because of our flaws.

When we attempt things, from time to time we might succeed. But often we do not, and yet we…

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About me hmmm... Happily married with two children, also the mum of three little ones in Heaven; twin girls and a baby boy. What matters most to me in life; Faith, Family & Fun! By God's Grace I have overcome extreme depression. As I share my journey with you I pray you will be inspired to live a life with vision and purpose, my passion is to offer hope to women young and old. I want to shout across the globe to every woman on the planet "you are Beautiful, you are Courageous" and you are outrageously loved!!

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