Monday, August 13, 2012

Wabi Sabi...

“In nature everything looks so imperfect and unscaled, but the formation is so beautiful”
- Bhavesh Chhatbar

“Beautiful isn’t perfect” is as true of a statement as “there is beauty in imperfection.”
Perfection is a concept, not a reality. It reflects things the way we want them to be, and as we deem them to be, making the concept relative to one personal definition of what’s perfect (therefore, not a set universal science we can all base and define perfection on). Beauty comparatively reflects things as they are, and because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it can be imperfectly beautiful. Accepting imperfection as beauty allows the true beauty to shine inside out…

Beauty is not perfect…
Life is not without suffering…
And a piece of writing isn’t flawless…

How can we appreciate anything good if we don’t know what bad is?
How can we appreciate anything positive if on the road to achieving it, we don’t cross paths with negative?
Seeking the ephemeral that is perfection, overshadows the beauty of life that surrounds us; in all its complexity, in all its bumps and cracks, and in all its diversity…
Life is beautiful because we breathe, we feel, we love, and we hurt; beautiful because we exist…because we ARE. Despite the fact that beautiful isn’t perfect, all that is perfectly imperfect around us makes beauty.

Breathe… No pressure… Enjoy your imperfections, and your quirkiness. Be original, don’t conform, and let your inner self be the image of you. You might be judge as “odd”, but your beauty will be defined by your genuine, unaltered uniqueness…

Have you heard of Wabi Sabi?

“Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind.
Wabi the “humble” alongside Sabi "the beauty of the natural progression of time” is the art and practice of honouring the imperfect. To its bare essence it means to leave behind the pursuit of perfection while bringing appreciation to the simple, unaffected beauty of things as they are.”

When we are “Wabi Sabi”, we are simply beautiful because we exist. 
So to embrace a beautiful life where perfection is outshined by the beauty of the flawed, blemished and inconsistent, is to come to terms that life is not a given fairy tale. There are no illusions or delusions. There are simply facts, bumpy surfaces, and true reflections.

To enjoying being beautifully imperfect,

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