Sometimes things in our lives get worse before they get better. Now that seems hard to hear, but if you think about it, many things in our lives work out that way. For example, when we learn to drive, we are first awkward, but over time we get more accomplished. We learn math, music or a language and it takes time before we get more comfortable with what we are learning.
The broken parts of our lives and ourselves can be healed and made more whole through hard work and conscious effort. The Japanese have a philosophy of repairing broken vases, cups, bowls, pottery with gold. They then say, that that piece of pottery is stronger than it was before.
Isn’t that like our lives, we have had heart ache and loss and as we come through, we are stronger than we were before.