In today's self-help community, New Age spirituality movement, and some branches of psychology, the in-vogue refrain: “No one is broken,” strikes at the heart of perhaps the most overlooked element when it comes to teaching, coaching, or counseling:
That is, who is this “one” that is not, or cannot, be broken?
Without clarification, confusion is a pretty sure bet.
Because, by nature, the individual, personal, or separate you or me is indeed broken.
Or more aptly described: divided, insecure, transient, not even a thing.
We’re merely images or refractions of who we truly are: the infinite Being, Consciousness, that is indivisible and, yes, cannot be broken.
It’s simple. Trying to convince a separate self that it’s not broken or resilient is like trying to teach a shadow to walk.
We are not broken; broken we are. Who or what are you speaking to?
Call the separate self out for precisely what it is: an agency that yearns to be whole again. And then point to the wholeness from which this agency springs.
No one is broken.
What is “not two” can never be split.