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51: 5 Lessons Pottery Has Taught Me

Sometimes life’s lessons can come from the most unexpected and magical places. For Krystal, it’s pottery. This week’s episode of Breathe In, Breathe Out features the five lessons that pottery has taught her about life and self-care. 


Think meditation is hard? Do me a favor, take a slow deep breath in and now breathe out. Congratulations, you just meditated. Hi, I’m Krystal Jakosky, and this is Breathe In, Breathe Out: a Weekly Mindfulness and Meditation podcast for anyone ready to own their own shit and find a little peace while doing it.

Welcome back to Breathe In, Breathe Out. I’m Krystal Jakosky, and as always, it is such a thrill to be here in the podcast studio, just cuddled up. I’ve got a nice big shawl wrapped around me, keeping me warm as we just enjoy. And I was smart. I put an oil heater out here, so it was actually cozy and delicious. So loving it today. I wanted to talk a little bit about pottery a while back. I was exploring self-care and different things that would bring me joy. Fill my cup, just make me excited to be living life. I tried floating and I tried a lot of different things. One thing I’d always wanted to try and was really nervous that I wouldn’t do good at was pottery. I fell in love with pottery. I fell in love with throwing the clay and just the meditative nature of it.

There were frustrating moments where I was just so annoyed because I couldn’t get the clay to do what I wanted it to do. And then there were other moments that were so rewarding and things went so smoothly and perfectly. I would sit back and say, yeah, I totally did that. you’ve got to see this. It’s not necessarily instant gratification because you have to, you throw a cylinder and then you shape the cylinder and then you have to let it dry a little, and then you can add handles or lips or designs, and then you have to let that dry. Then you have to let it fire. And after it’s fired, then you can glaze it if you want to. Then you fire it again. So it’s a drawn-out process. And yet they’re just little successes all along the way that makes you feel so good.

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