What if I had never spoken to you that day?
What if I had chosen to forgive?
What if I hadn’t listened to you?
I have been thinking about transformative emotional scar tissue; how we get scars that are golden: not healed but transformed.
Golden scars are, in my opinion formed when we leave behind the ‘what ifs’ and pursue the ‘how can this transform the future?’. A shift in thinking from the sticky stuckness of the past to a glimmer of change for the future.
The pain doesn’t evaporate, but it metamorphoses into something quintessentially beautiful. This is Kintsugi.