December 14, 2016 – Brokenness
“There is no perfection…
only beautiful versions of brokenness.”
Our culture puts a lot of effort into making almost everything seem, not just fine, but practically perfect.
Looking at advertising makes this very clear; the models are flawless. And if a particular model does have a physical flaw, it is “corrected.”
This perfectionism spreads also into our personal lives: our search for the perfect body, the perfect job and clothes, even the perfect relationship.
When in reality all things, all situations, and all of us too are a bit of a mess. We have flaws, imperfections. It’s the natural state of things, the normal way of human life.
I like the image presented above: beautiful versions of brokenness. Yes, “broken” can be beautiful!
―The patina of age
―the genuineness of wear-and-tear
―the smart look of experience
―the value of earned wisdom
―the usefulness of skills
―and the appreciation of insight.
Next time you’re tempted to try to be “perfect,” look to possibly see yourself as a beautiful version of brokenness.