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.
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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Photo Credit: Photo at top of post by Katie Dalton at Flickr Creative Commons.
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I heard the story about the cracked pot too and I can say that it really is so wonderful. The story points a lot of issue that can be in connection to our own life. Sometimes we think that are imperfection is somewhat hinders us to be grateful for all the things that is around us. Thanks for reminding us that there are things worth thanking even when we feel that our life is a little imperfect.
Thanks for your comment, Ruth! I definitely love the wisdom of the cracked-pot story … lots to think about in such a short story.
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So true, and it’s our broken places that season us to be more sensitive and sympathetic to the suffering of others. May we give thanks to Him for all things as He helps us even through our brokenness to become more like Him!
I had never heard that story before, it was beautiful! Thank you for sharing it! Each of us bring something different to the table, how boring life would be if we were all the same! Stoppin by from Thought Provoking Thursday 🙂
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