January 26th: Wabi Sabi

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi 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.

Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

Much like our journey to our highest self, we must fall out of balance to return back to our center. This is how we achieve a flow state! This is the GOAL. The goal is not perfection! The rigid ideas of western civilization wants you to seek external validation for healing purposes, but our journey to INTERNAL health is just, if not more, important.

Embrace your trauma, your quirks, your failures, your triggers. No one has lived in your shoes, no one has felt your scars, no one has experienced your joys. That is your superpower. Share your stories, remind others they are not alone, embrace your humanness.

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