Sunday, January 1, 2012

wabi sabi

with thanks from my beautiful co-conspirator Ms. Mary Georgio
2012 ought to be the year to implement the wabi sabi mindset.

WABI SABI

key ideas:

Living in the moment - escaping unnecessary thoughts of the past and future.
Simplicity - putting the greatest attention into the few things that are most important to you.
Emptiness - leaving the space for new things to come into your life.
Sobriety - retaining dignity, self control, common sense and level headedness.
Intuition - to be able to understand without analytical or logic reasoning.
Transient beauty - an appreciation of beauty that comes and goes.
Nothing is complete - understanding that life is a process without clear beginnings and ends.
Acceptance - to adapt to changing circumstances and make the best of any situation.
Imperfection - embracing and loving people, things, nature as they are.
Asymmetry - to be free from making symmetrical or regimented patterns and layouts.
Appreciation - to cultivate an attitude of endless appreciation for ourselves and the world we live in. Seeing wonder in everything.
Tranquillity - to free ourselves from all the unnecessary noise, clutter and distractions that distract us from finding that inner peace.
Naturalness - living close to nature, using natural materials.
Nothing contrived - to express ourselves freely without conforming to fashion.
Non attachment - freedom from doctrines, concepts and beliefs.
Humbleness - being ourselves without projecting our ego. Leading an unassuming, unpretentious, unostentatious life.
Modesty - to live a life that is varied without indulging in excesses or extremes.
Austerity - to be free from pandering to luxuries and enjoying simplicity.
Embracing change - enjoying the idea that everyday is new and different, that our world is full of variables and that nothing is static.




2012 is the year we ought to be asking ourselves, not " what should i do" but " how can i serve?

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