Wabi Sabi


no hurry, no pause.


In traditional Japanese aesthetics Koren (2008) wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” in nature. Source

The perils of perfectionism

Perfectionism is the pursuit of flawlessness. As it relates to mental health, this often involves the striving after unrealistic goals or unattainable ideals. Now, imagine how much nicer life would be if every new grey hair actually promoted well-being? That is the power of wabi sabi. Source


Koren, L. (2008). Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. Retrieved from http://www.librarything.com/work/815/book/170017628