This is a beautiful book It makes you embrace and see the importance of imperfection in our often busy and stressful lives Imperfection often something we see as a negative and want to overcome the Author enables you to appreciate it and to understand that it helps you to achieve a balance in your life when you shift your Satans Fall perspective towards it Thus allowing us everyday humans to revel in a deeper gratitude of the brief snapshot moments of beauty anderfectionThe book transported me back to Collected Stories places from myast to moments when I had been utterly content It also made me hopeful of the future which a ositive and accepting mindset and a slightly altered erspective in embracing the bad with the goodThis may appear to be a feminine book but that barrier can be removed as I am a young 23yr old male and have recommended this to a number of my male friends of the same age even The Cat Who Walked Across France purchasing it as aresent for my best friend to bring him some solaceWe often live in our own bubble of reality Having travelled and experienced other cultures but not Japans it really helps you develop a sense of i acceptance ii gratitude and iii erspective The Author superbly achieves this with her ersonal stories from her time in Japan across the yearsI wouldn t be surprised if many readers are now itching to visit Japan and I say GO You only live this fantastic crazy and uniue life once Take the jumpThanks Beth for a wonderful book it also looks wabi sabi crafted in any home on a shelf or bookcase I wouldn t have usually bought a book on Japanese wisdom but because it was by Beth Kempton I knew it would be worth reading I wasn t wrongThis book Has Completely Changed The Way I View completely changed the
"Way I View Life "I view life the world It s the most beautiful calming bookIt has helped me let go of the stuckness of if it s not going to be Tokyo Encounter perfect it s not worth doing to nothing iserfect simply let go and enjoy every moment and live appreciate those tiny moments and that aging is beautifulThere are many things I wanted to do but wasn t doing because I had wanted them to be impossibly Wirtschaftsgesetze, 35. Auflage: IDW Textausgabe perfectI m now able to get on with these things because I m okay with them not beingerfect and my Scribbleboy projects are now being chipped away at instead of stuck waiting forerfection first such as my ElfQuest personal wellnessfitness business dreams my creativity gardenWabi sabi is a magicalhilosophy that can be applied to so many areas of life It has given me. '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 FEASTA whole new way of looking at the world and your life inspired by centuries old Japanese wisdomWabi sabiwah bi sah bi is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics which helps us to see beauty in imperfection appreciate simplicity and accept the trans. So much comfort I already had a big appreciation for nature but I appreciate it even now For example there is a large dead tree within the grounds of my garden that isn t easy to get to and it used to bug me and I wanted to cut it down And now I see its bare branches all year long and I see the beauty in its simple form I see the memory of what it once was I look at it and I see history Simple things like that have changedYou have to read this book to really appreciate it and understand what it s all about I especially enjoyed the whole chapter on letting go which made me cry in a good way and I can relate so very closely to those moments with little ones around I myself have those wrinkled balloons in the house and toys aroundI will be reading this book many times as there s a lot to take in and appreciate It s honestly one of the best books I ve ever read I really wanted to like this book but it was repetitious to the oint I gave up Yes I appreciate Wabi Sabi may be intrinsic or endemic to the Japanese a way of life a hilosophy and *perhaps even esoteric I got the impression erhaps the author herself didn t really understand so couldn t clearly convey * even esoteric I got the impression The Professional Victims Handbook perhaps the author herself didn t really understand so couldn t clearly convey s meaning adoption or adaptation This is the second book i haveurchased from Beth and she has not let me down with how well it has been writtenThe insights and the energy in this book is felt while reading it it shows that Beth knows the Japanese culture has researched her material very well and Nightmares Angels put it across beautifully to the reader I will be buying her next book and highly recommend you buy this one as it s a fantastic life experience read Wabi sabi is ahilisophy that Beth Kempton describes as Japanese wisdom to live a In the Blink of an Eye perfectly imperfect life This is done by embracing simplicity nature and the fleetingness of life Beth s book is beautifully written inspiring and uietly transformativeThere s a big section on the ancient ceremony of drinking tea in Japan and it s relationship with wabi sabi This stripped back and slow ritual of tea drinking allowseople to take the time to connect in a serene environment The simplicity grace and soulfulness of this ceremony is at the heart of what wabi sabi is aboutBeth talks of how the Japanese rioritise spending time in Nature And That Forest and that forest is a big thing in the country Not literal bathing but hanging out in a forest and bathing in it s beauty and eacefulness. Ient nature of all things With roots in zen and the way of tea the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi isrelevant 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 aced consumption driven world which will encourage you to slow down reconnect with nature and be gentler on yourself It will help you simpl. This represents another aspect of wabi sabi the importance of spending time in nature which has also been scientifically
"Proven To Be Very "to be very for health and wellbeingBeth freuently mentions the ageing Twice Retired process and the value that wabi sabilaces on the beauty of the old and weathered As she rightly Ten Twentieth-Century Poets points out the world we live in makes a lot of money from convincing us that youthfulness is something we should all strive for There srofits to be made in selling youth defying creams sugery make up diets etc But what if we all learnt to be a bit wabi sabi and appreciate the elegance and character of ageWabi sabi doesn t shy away from death It actively contemplates it Which is in fact a healthy thing The we appreciate how brief our existence is the we can cherish the world around us and be in the In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) presentBeth has a lovelyractical exercise in the book to do that asks you to make Period Power plans for your life if1 you have a full life ahead of you2 you have ten years left3 you have just one year leftI have never done an exercise like that but it makes absolute sense Any of us could die any day We have no control over that Butlanning a shortened future actually makes you feel joyful and appreciative of that time And I hope going forward I can hang onto that outlook of trying to soak up every day as if it s my lastI ve noticed since reading the book that I am looking at the world differently I ve slowed down and made a oint of going for lots of walks in nature And I m figuring out how to have richer soulful days in 2019 Hopefully the wabi sabi effect will linger with me Truth I absolutely loved this book Wabi Sabi is something I intrinsically understood in my soul without knowing a word for it I this book Wabi Sabi is something I intrinsically understood in my soul without knowing a word for it I it enlightening and calming It s beautifully written with knowledge insight and true respect for the amazing culture The erfect size to just Until Again pop in your bag and is just a think of beauty for your shelf too I ve ordered several copies to gift to friends who I know will really love and benefit from owning this book I can t recomend it enough for you and then as a gift for a friend Beth Kempton has captured Japan in theseages and describes the Jesus Calling philosophy of Wabi Sabi to a deeper levelreviously unknown to many in the Western world Thank you so much for delivering this gift to us BethYour book is a delightful excursion you can take from your armchair whilst sipping a cup of green te. 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 findjoy and inspiration throughout your Ebeles Favourite perfectly imperfect lifeThis book is the definitive guide to applying therinciples of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life and finding happiness right where you are.