“I assure you, I’m not together at all. Nor am I broken. I’m recovering – finding the beautiful in the ugly and stitching it into my life.”~ Rachel Wolchin
Nobody is quite together nor quite broken…
“I assure you, I’m not together at all. Nor am I broken. I’m recovering – finding the beautiful in the ugly and stitching it into my life.”
This quote is everything. It shines a light on something I find to be of the utmost importance and that is the idea that while I am not whole, I am not broken either. I am simply recovering and healing those things within myself that while ugly, hurting, and raw, have a meaning to them, a lesson, a beauty and I’m seeking those parts out and stitching them into my life and my story.
This quote brings me as much comfort and truth now as it it the day I first laid eyes upon it. This past year for me has been one of struggle, pain, grief, and rawness and I am still in the throws of it in many ways. At the same time, there has been so much beauty and joy, so much to be grateful for and take delight in. There has been as much to take comfort in as there has been to ache for. Slowly, gently, lovingly, I have been recovering and stitching it all into my life, into my story.
I also take this beyond my own inner workings by seeking out the beauty in the ugly everywhere and stitching it into the story I’m creating for myself, into the life I’m living. A life that I hope will leave a beautiful footprint behind me and leave this world a little bit better for my having spent time here.
I urge you to remember that you, too, are not broken. You are also capable of being in a state of recovery and you can find your own beauty in the ugly around you and make it part of who and what you are and who and what you are becoming.
You are the power of your thoughts, your feelings, your experiences, and you are the sum of all your parts, so seek out the beauty no matter how you define it, and let it become the focal point of your story.
Namaste ~ Ella
~ This quote was originally posted as Affirmation Mondays 132 and has been updated for current use.
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