Seeing Beauty in Imperfection

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At the core of Japanese world view is the concept of Wabi Sabi. It is an intuitive, non-judgmental way of seeing the material world – beyond personal biases and artificial notions of intellectualism.

Wabi Sabi is not about ‘beautiful’ appearances. It represents authenticity, simplicity and modesty. It is to see what is not obvious and to do away with the fake.

We are all imperfect and we all live in an imperfect world. And yet, most of us spend our lives searching, and indeed longing for perfect things. But, if we are all imperfect and so is nature, what is the point of searching for what doesn’t exist?

Nothing is permanent, perfect or complete. To appreciate all which is around us, is to appreciate them for what they are — impermanent, imperfect and never complete.

Wouldn’t be easier not to set impossible conditions to see the beauty around?

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This post was written by collaboration and contributions of the staff at WAWAZA Japanese Traditional Beauty and Wellness based in Miyazaki, Japan.
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One Response to Seeing Beauty in Imperfection

  1. Avatar Manishak says:

    So true! Very nice post. Enjoyed it a lot!

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