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5 Teachings From The Japanese Wabi-Sabi Philosophy That Can Drastically Improve Your Life — OMAR ITANI

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Individual concept of wabi sabi:

  • Wabi is about recognizing beauty in humble simplicity. ~detach from the vanity of materialism so we can experience spiritual richness instead~
  • Sabi is concerned with the passage of time, the way all things grow, age, and decay, and how it manifests itself beautifull...

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Philosophy of wabi sabi

Wabi-sabi is an elegant philosophy that denotes a more connected way of living—a lifestyle, where we are deeply connected to nature, and thus, better helps us to connect to our truest inner-selves.

Wabi-sabi is a concept that motions us to constantly search for the...

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1. Through acceptance, we find freedom and growth:

The core philosophy relates to one word, Uketamo , which means "I humbly accept with an open heart."

Here’s how it works:

  • You’re about to lose your job? Uketamo .
  • The forecast suddenly changed to downpour rain and now you must c...

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2. Strive to be excellent instead of being perfect

Everything in nature is always changing, and nothing is ever be absolutely complete.

And since perfection is a state of completeness, then nothing can ever be perfect.

Hence, the wabi-sabi philosophy teaches us that all things, including us and life itself, are impermanent, incomplete...

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3.See beauty in all things,especially the broken and scarred

This stems from an ancient Japanese art to mend broken objects with gold fillings, giving them “golden scars.” It’s known as Kintsugi.

Think of a bowl or teapot dropped onto the floor. What would you do with it? Probably throw them away.

But Kintsugi tells you to mend

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4. The joy of life is in it's simplicity

  1. Slowing down is the antidote to living in a rhythm of rush- When you slow down, you begin creating the space for you to pause and reflect, to wonder and ask questions. You naturally become more present.

Most people hit total burnout because they were mov...

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5. Be content at where you are right now

Our obsession with seeking happiness has blinded us to what happiness actually is: An emotion.

On a 17th-century tsukubai (water basin) stone at the Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto, there’s an ancient inscription - "ware tada taru wo shiru,” which means “I only k...

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Beth Kempton

“Put simply, wabi sabi gives you permission to be yourself. It encourages you to do your best but not make yourself ill in pursuit of an unattainable goal of perfection. It gently motions you to relax, slow down and enjoy your life. And it shows you that beauty can be found in t...

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