How my life changed for the better.

A few years ago, I found myself completely broken by a traumatic experience, which turned my life upside down. I had two choices on how I could move forward: spend the rest of my life with this pain or find a way to heal myself. My journey to love, peace, and joy was not easy for me, but eventually, I found it.

My journey began when I came across a Japanese concept called Kintsukuroi, which is a technique for repairing broken pottery with seams of gold. I was attracted to the idea of Kintsukuroi because I realized there was an important message behind the concept: they could choose to throw the broken pottery away or find a way to put the pieces back together. I soon realized the parallels of this concept with my life; the fractured parts of my being could be repaired, all I needed was the determination to make it happen. Inspired by Kintsukuroi, I began the healing journey and in time I healed the emotional pain I endured. I began to feel an incredible and pleasant sense of peace. My entire body began filling up with an overwhelming sensation of positive energy.

Despite the emotional trauma I had experienced, I focused on the belief that I have been extraordinarily blessed and highly favored along the road called life. No matter what life throws at me, I will continue to believe that I am blessed and love every moment I experience.

When you attract something and take steps towards achieving your goal, the universe (God) works in mysterious ways to help you. We live in two worlds, the inner world, comprised of your thoughts and feelings, and the outer world, which is the physical world where you use your positive thoughts and turn them into positive actions. Thoughts control your mood, so naturally, thinking about something good will make you feel good. Likewise, thinking about something bad will make you feel bad. Once you feel good, it will be easier to get things done.

The answer to your happiness and success is in your thoughts and your ability to get things done. Think about it: when somebody upsets you, and you get angry, you naturally begin to think bad things. Words like “how could this person do that?” Or “why did he do that?” Your mind begins to think negative thoughts, which ultimately lead you to feel down.

The best possible thing you can do is forgive the person or just accept people for who they are. Forgiveness allows you to be at peace with yourself and move on. The concept is much easier said than done. However, making an effort to do this can bring an enormous amount of Joy into your life.

Thoughts of Perfection


Published by Ebrahim Mongratie

Author and Mindfulness coach

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