New Read Books Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life byBeth Kempton – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life 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 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 transient 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 materialism.Wabi 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 simplify everything, and concentrate on what really matters.From 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. Read Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life Author Beth Kempton – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 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 wrong.This book has completely changed the way I view my life and the world It s the most beautiful calming book.It has helped me let go of the stuckness of if it s not going to be perfect it s not worth doing , to nothing is perfect, simply let go and enjoy every moment and live, appreciate those tiny moments, and that aging is beautiful.There are many things I wanted to do but wasn t doing because I had wanted them to be impossibly perfect.I m now able to get on with these things because I m okay with them not being perfect, and my projects are now being chipped away at, instead of stuck waiting for perfection first, such as my personal wellness fitness, business dreams, my creativity garden.Wabi sabi is a magical philosophy that can be applied to so many areas of life It has given me 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 changed.You have to read this book to really appreciate i...

  2. Wabi sabi is a philisophy that Beth Kempton describes as Japanese wisdom to live a perfectly imperfect life This is done by embracing simplicity, nature and the fleetingness of life Beth s book is beautifully written, inspiring and quietly transformative.There 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 allows people 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 about.Beth talks of how the Japanese prioritise spending time in nature and that forest bathing is a big thing in the country Not literal bathing, but hanging out in a forest and bathing in it s beauty and peacefulness This represents another aspect of wabi sabi the importance of spending time in nature which has also been scientifically proven to be very good for health and wellbeing.Beth frequently mentions the ageing process and the value that wabi sabi places on the beauty of the old and weathered As she rightly points out, the world we live in makes a lot of money from convin...

  3. I absolutely loved this book Wabi Sabi is something I intrinsically understood in my soul, without knowing a word for it I found it enlightening and calming It s beautifully written with knowledge, insight and true respect for the amazing culture The perfect size to just pop in your bag and is just a thi...

  4. This is the second book i have purchased from Beth and she has not let me down with how well it has been written.The insights and the energy in this book is felt while reading it, it shows that Beth knows the Japanese culture, has researched her mate...