A friend of this page named Marianne shared this beautiful essay from about the traditional Japanese practice of repairing broken, priceless porcelain by filling the cracks with gold — thus transforming the plate from something shattered to something even more valuable, more magnificent (while not pretending the breaks did not occur.)

For obvious reasons of rich and pertinent metaphor, I love this.

Take a look, be inspired, mend yourself together with gold:

Kintsugi as Yoga: Filling the Cracks with Gold. ~ Zo Newell
My ideal student is someone who is irreparably altered, broken by life’s experiences and yet yearning for transcendence. I understand yoga, not as asana (

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall