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Ify everything and concentrate on what really mattersFrom honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home from reframing failure to ageing with grace wabi sabi will teach you to find joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life and finding happiness right where you are. An interesting way of looking at life but I feel some bits kinda dragged on where it wasn t needed I also wasn t sure if this book was meant to be a self help kinda book or something else entirely Still it was a book that made me sit and ponder at times

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Wabi Sabi

'A truly transformative read' Sunday Times STYLE 'More than ever we need books like this' Jessica Seaton Co Founder of Toast and author of Gather Cook Feast A whole new way of looking at the world and your life inspired by centuries old Japanese wisdom Wabi sabi wah bi sah bi is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics which helps us to see beauty in imperfection appreciate simplicity and accept the tran. Well researched but the uality of the writing feels cluttered and confused at times Is this an academic style treatment or a self help book tinged with Japanese philosophy or something in between I worry it s a little too complex for the average reader that d normally pick up this kind of book lured in by the beautiful binding and cover art The book starts decently with a good d scriptions of wabi sabi but eventually becomes bogged down in the usual self help excesses But what put me off is how shamelessly self promotional the book is constantly talking about I I I with many mentions of the author s other projects sites and personal connections I feel like a good editing cull could have shortened this book down to half its length and made it feel much focused and consistent As it is I d recommend the recent Japonsime book over this one any day of the week especially as it also comes with beautiful photography that actually illustrates a lot of what is being talked about and is cheaper too

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Sient nature of all things With roots in zen and the way of tea the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is relevant than ever for modern life as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialismWabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast paced consumption driven world which will encourage you to slow down reconnect with nature and be gentler on yourself It will help you simpl. Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton is a self help book that tries to explain how a Japanese philosophy can help people look at their own lives from a different perspective Kempton spends the first half of the book providing context and explanations The second half spends time on the self help aspects I enjoyed the personal stories Kempton included which I thought helped build some credibility Cultural ideas can get easily distorted during the translation process so it helps to see that the author had than a tourist s understanding of Japanese culture The idea of wabi sabi is not new but Kempton s way of presenting it helped remind me to be less critical of myself and the world around me I particularly like her emphasis on nature and time I tend to move at the pace of technology instead of the other way around but while I was reading I was reminded to slow down I remembered that silence and contemplation can be impactful than many explanations And each moment is valuable because it will not come again Overall I liked it for a self help book because it helped me reflect rather than follow a to do list


10 thoughts on “Wabi Sabi

  1. says:

    A book less about a Japanese design or art style than on a way of living The four concepts of Japanese style from gaudy flashy to subdued earth colour palette like where I am somewhere between Hade and Iki so uite far from the Wabi Sabi subduedness was interesting But this book is something to experience not much into content itself inviting

  2. says:

    Well researched but the uality of the writing feels cluttered and confused at times Is this an academic style treatment or a self hel

  3. says:

    At the risk of sounding harsh and unfair I am giving this book a lukewarm 2 stars The core philosophy of the book is interesting and I enjoyed the author's Japanese pronunciation very much yes random and weird comment I know but other than that I was left unimpressed I had 3 main issues with this book 1 Its approach to the imperfect is perfect philosophy is too superficial with freuent repetitions of the phrase but little in dep

  4. says:

    Beth's wonderful book Wabi Sabi allows you to invite some authentic Japanese pearls of wisdom into your life without having to shell out for the airfare Wabi Sabi is well researched and insightful full of wonderful personal anecdotes and experiences and is written by someone who has clearly immersed herself into Japanese culture far beyond a typical western visitor might do This book gives practical information and ideas on acc

  5. says:

    Lovely little book on bringing peace less stress calm joy less clutter etc into one's lifeI loved it

  6. says:

    Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton is a self help book that tries to explain how a Japanese philosophy can help people look at their own lives from a different perspective Kempton spends the first half of the book provid

  7. says:

    This is a book that seduced me with the cover and has inspired me with the contentsI found this to be a little gem of a book full of wonderful little anecdotes and genuinely useful hints and advice on how to achieve your own little piece of 'wabi sabi' in your day to day life even the smallest of chores can bring joy if you look at them differently and that is a big theme running throughout this little book it

  8. says:

    An interesting way of looking at life but I feel some bits kinda dragged on where it wasn't needed I also wasn't sure if this book was meant to be a self help kinda book or something else entirely? Still it was a book that made me sit and ponder at times

  9. says:

    Wabi sabi is a feeling not a style Wabisabi styled home does not make sense to meI agree with the idea that everyone is capable of feeling wabisabi but wabisabi I feel is mostly in the context of and reference in Japan Isn't it just 'feeling content' rather than 'wabisabi'? Without historicalcultural relation I find it har

  10. says:

    It's got one bit I really like about wabi sabi other japanese philosophies aesthetics and experiences from an outside perspective Learning about the 72 microseasons and such was very interesting Then the other part is pure self help bs about living your best mindful imperfect insta puke life That bit can go suck an egg as can the humble bra