Can difficult times help us grow? Is it possible to take our broken pieces and put them back together in ways more beautiful than they were before? Kintsukuroi (“golden repair”) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. Also known as Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) this art form uses lacquer dusted with gold, silver or platinum to repair broken pottery. The result is something that is even more beautiful than the original piece, as the cracks are now seamed together with shining precious metals. Kintsukuroi celebrates the brokenness of a piece of pottery and regards the cracks in the object as part of what makes it beautiful, rather than as something to be hidden.
Broken Gold Counseling is founded on the philosophy behind Kintsukuroi. Our cracks don’t have to be seen as reminders of where we were broken, rather they can be testaments to our ability to heal beautifully. Our cracks are the places where we have been broken open to let in the light and shine; the places where life has decided to line us with gold. Our cracks can help us realize that even broken things can still be golden.