Breaking Cups

 

This project began when I noticed familiar patterns repeating around me. I've always been curious about people's feelings and actions, often questioning why they do what they do. However, my curiosity was sometimes seen as nosiness or being too much. Whenever I questioned societal norms and expressed my true feelings, I was often told to conform, that "it's just the way it is."

Growing up, I was taught to hide my emotions, believing that feeling too much was a weakness. But now, I want to shatter this stigma.

Many of us believe the notion that we can't pour from an empty cup. We live in a society where we try to fill our cups with material possessions, status symbols, and external validations, often unaware that our cups may be broken.

Life is unpredictable; it brings trauma, loss, and unexpected changes. When we ignore our broken cups, we end up hurting ourselves and others. But when we start mending our cups for ourselves—not just to pour from—we realize that some pieces are unnecessary. They are old beliefs and others' expectations of us.

The cracks in our cups aren't flaws; they allow light to shine in. Instead of dwelling on shame and blame for what caused our cups to break, let's meet our challenges with love and compassion.

By embracing our vulnerabilities and acknowledging our wounds, we begin to see the beauty within ourselves. Avoiding pain often leads to unhealthy coping mechanisms and empty pursuits. But when we pour love onto our wounds, we start a journey towards genuine healing.

Our wounds don't define us; they are part of our unique story. Embrace them, learn from them, and let them be a source of strength and resilience.

When we learn to repair and fill our own cups, we realize the cracks are actually there to let our light shine out. As we vibrate higher, we overflow our own cups and splash love over all of those around.