If a jar breaks, maybe it could cut
Jars are not known to be made for cutting. The goal of their existence is geared towards service. They were made to fulfill a need and to the pleasure of the customer or user.
Jars can break. And then it is the end of their life/existence as we know it. And when they break, they can no longer supply the need for which they where essentially made. They continue to exist, or rather their parts exist. To most people they then become useles.
An artist could put their remains to use for other purposes that could also be to the pleasure of customers and the artist.
At the end of the life as we know it, the jar transforms and is able to serve other purposes, depending on the user. One of those functions is to cut. Yet, no one would intentionally use a jar to injure or cut. The cut can happen if the user is not careful or has not been able to take enough caution to put the remnants away that can cause a cut or injury.
Yet, this doesn’t take that possibility away. The function is there and was created out of what we would call malfunction.
Maybe this is the same for our emotions. We all have emotions. We’ve learned that emotions are neutral and can be seen as a sensor to gear our attention towards a need we might have.
When we don’t know how to manage our emotions, we might injure our souls. This way the emotion has been used for a different purpose than it’s original one.
It may take some time, but this broken jar story is my way of encouragement to learn how to deal with our emotions. We may experience them as painful or pleasant, good or bad. But first of all, we must learn that that experience does not have to be absolute. Remember, emotions are there to call out a need within us that needs tending to.