key wabi sabi ideas and principles
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 trying to make objects and layout symmetrical or in regimented patterns.
Appreciation – to cultivate an attitude of endless appreciation for ourselves and the world we live in. Seeing the best 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 yourself freely without trying to satisfy superficial trends or fashions.
Non attachment – freedom from doctrines, concepts and beliefs.
Humbleness – being yourself without projecting your 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 making the most of very little.
Embracing change – enjoying the idea that everyday is new and different, that our world is full of variables and that nothing is static.