From Publishers Weekly
This beautiful gift book from Gold (Open Your Mind, Open Your Life; The Tao of Mom) helps readers to see that imperfection is sometimes the source of the greatest insights and growth. From a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity," Wabi Sabi celebrates lifes quirks, problems and blemishes. Gold calls it "the appreciation of the value and beauty of imperfection," and writes that it is a virtue he learned from his sage Japanese grandmother, Obaa-san. In short and beautifully designed chapters, Gold shares Obaa-sans optimistic, common-sense philosophy of finding joy in the present despite weaknesses, failures and flaws. Throughout the book, carefully selected quotes from great thinkers and religious leaders invite readers to transform defects and trials into opportunities for growth and change.
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From the Publisher
Wabi Sabi is a Japanese expression meaning "wisdom in natural simplicity." In Taro Gold's latest book we find easy, practical advice based on the lessons of Wabi Sabi to create the joyful life of our dreams. "Living Wabi Sabi" helps us to see the beauty in imperfection and to discover that our so-called flaws can also lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures. When we know this fundamental joy here and now, we can reveal the most powerful and positive sides of imperfection. "Living Wabi Sabi" is an exquisite keepsake and guide to the joy of living.