Brokenness can be scary, even off-putting. Broken people often get pushed to the outskirts, for fear that they will cut others with their broken shards of life experience; and yes, this often happens.
We are all broken, really; forever seeking that glue that can make us whole, and put us back together. Some people never find that glue, and continuously injure others with their broken pieces. Others have learned how to make sense of the broken pieces, putting them back together in a way that makes sense to them. Some even take it further, and use their experience to guide others in working their puzzles of broken pieces.
But we are all broken.
We should embrace that brokenness within, along with the broken people around us. Empathy is recognizing the brokenness in ourselves, and not being scared of the pain of getting cut by others’ broken shards during a loving embrace.
We are all broken.
But in sharing in our brokenness, we will find that we all have bits and pieces to the answers that others seek. One of my broken pieces may be that rascally missing puzzle piece that you have been looking for to complete your puzzle.
We are all broken. It is up to us what we do with the broken pieces in and around us.