Taking a large ceramic pot, we put it over a candle. The kids and I sat in amazement of the different patterns and shapes the light made outside the pot because of the cracks.
“There is a crack in everything.Leonard Cohen
That’s how the light gets in.”
Being human means we all have flaws. It’s part of the packaging. Often, like Leonard Cohen we talk about our flaws as cracks through which the light get in. This is true.
But cracks are not like one way glass. While they may be the ways light gets in, they are also the way the light gets out. Our cracks are all different so the patterns and designs our light make are different and unique.
Often we talk about the cracks as flaws and emphasise the light getting in. We forget we all have light inside us waiting, wanting to get out. Maybe it’s time to emphasise the light inside us, in our colleagues. Maybe that’s how change happens.
The choice on what we emphasise, in ourselves and in others, is up to us.