wabi sabi

March 30, 2014 § 1 Comment

definition: wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. the aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. it is a concept derived from the buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature. wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

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  • LFT says:

    How ‘true’ is this!! I’m Christian, but this is such an inspiration for us to be ‘mindful’! It makes us so aware of who we are every ‘moment’. Live every moment the best we can. Thanks for this reminder, Kristina!

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