Behold the Brilliance of Brokenness

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved.

They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that.

The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

Pema Chodron

Pause for a moment and feel the world changing, feel the absolute impermanence of all things, feel the deep ache of vicissitude moving through you, around you, maybe even despite you.

It is equal parts silent and cataclysmic. Take a deep breath…

You are the vital space in which “coming together” and “falling apart” are eternally dancing. Be still and honor this paradox that is moving within you. Surrender to the delicious puzzle of yourself going through the motions of putting itself back together, again and again.

There is perhaps no more powerful an archetype than that of the Never Not Broken Goddess.

She is a lesser known Hindu deity named Akhilandeshvari. She embodies the ability to come together and fall apart, again and again. She is the personification of healthy annihilation, the archetype of unexpected change.

She breaks apart in order to come back together as a more powerful version of herself. Indeed, it is exactly because she is able to break apart that she is so powerful. We are never not broken. And that’s okay. In our brokenness there is potential for unlimited growth.

It is through our brokenness-turned-robustness that we become stronger, more flexible individuals.

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