It’s Okay That You’re Not Perfect

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“Not only is there no attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated…a kind of physical expression of the spirit of mushin…Mushin is often literally translated as “no mind,” but carries connotations of fully existing within the moment, of non-attachment, of equanimity amid changing conditions…the vicissitudes of existence over time, to which all humans are susceptible, could not be clearer than in the breaks, the knocks, and the shattering to which ceramic ware too is subject. The poignancy or aesthetic of existence has been known in Japan as mono no aware, a compassionate sensitivity, or perhaps identification with, [things] outside oneself.”

~ Christy Bartlett, Flickwerk The Aesthetics of Mended Japanese Ceramics

One Comment

  1. Now we know where we fit in. The bride of Christ, his ekklesia (ruling government body on the earth) is as Paul described of wives – the “weaker (more esquisite unique and precious) vessel.
    Perfect analogy. The gold of heaven fills our weaknesses and we display the glory of God.We are not just repaired we are perfected.

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