The art of Wabi Sabi


I recently read an article about a centuries old Japanese wisdom that helps us see beauty in imperfection and our mortality. This wisdom is called Wabi Sabi. Wabi is about finding beauty in simplicity and letting go of materialism. Sabi points at time passing and that everything changes all the time. Both in nature as well as in our lives. Wabi Sabi is about the beauty of growing old.

Beth Kempton wrote in her book that the foundation of Wabi Sabi teaches us to let go of perfectionism and learn to accept ourselves as we are. Letting go of the materialistic pressure of our society and embrace that less is indeed more. Wabi Sabi also reminds us to look for beauty every day. And when we see it, let ourselves be touched by it and be grateful to life itself. In short, Wabi Sabi teaches us to look at the world with an open heart instead of a logical mind. Going back to the essence in all aspects of our lives.

So, back to basics! Are you tempted?