Be Grateful for Your Imperfections

When I was the Forest
The Taoist Writer: Useless Words

CRACKed POT.......

I can’t help but think of gratitude and making the most of what life gives us when I contemplate the story of the cracked pot.

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Arnold Mindell is renowned for his work in process-oriented psychology. Amy and Arny Mindell’s Innerwork Tips, Tip 1 on Process Thinking included their thoughts on “The Cracked Pot.”

Our view of this Story.

Each of us thinks we are cracked in some way. But that is because we identify only with our identity –e.g. serving water to people– instead of serving people, and the flowers or atmosphere as well.

Our Tip. If you can’t change something, discover what it’s for.

I truly believe that God guides our lives in ways that we may not always understand but that are ultimately in our best interest. Everything does happen for a reason. And the imperfections (cracks) are what give us depth and compassion – even creativity as we learn to adapt. If we can use that in our writing and in all of life, then we can be grateful for each of our imperfections.

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“Genius in a Cracked Pot” Word-Art Freebie

Photo Credit: Photo at top of post by Katie Dalton at Flickr Creative Commons.

Linked with Thought-Provoking Thursday.

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The Taoist Writer: Useless Words
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