Updated: Feb 11, 2022
As human beings, we are all flawed. Most of us spend energy daily hiding our flaws from one another.
KINTSUGI is the Japanese are of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold - built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create even stronger more beautiful pieces of art.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU EMBRACED YOUR FLAWS?
Growing up I was teased by other kids because I have a small gap between my two front teeth. I begged my parents and grandparents for braces. The answer was always no.
At the age of 28, I asked my dentist to fit me for braces to close the gap. He refused. In his professional opinion, my teeth were perfectly straight and braces would do more harm than good.
I finally embraced my gap and let go of the limiting belief that it was a flaw that would people would notice. I started smiling more and was shocked when I received compliments on my beautiful smile.