Kintsugi is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery using precious metals to mend the cracks.
Instead of trying to hide the seams, instead of pretending the pottery was never broken in the first place, Kintsugi highlights the cracks with gold, silver or platinum, making the pottery stronger than ever before.
Kintsugi is about making the broken whole again, while celebrating the scars that were acquired during times of adversity.
In order for us to be strong, we need to stop hiding our fragility. We need to be able to surface the root of our problems, bringing that what is hiding in the darkest corners of our mind into the light.
When we do this, our scars stop being our weakness. Instead, they make us stronger than ever before.
Allow adversity to build your character.