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This japanese philosophy will help you regain happiness, appreciate imperfection, and lead a mindful and decluttered life.

Mainstream culture teaches us to strive for perfection and to want more.

You’ve probably thrown things away just because they got tiny scratches or other signs of use. You’ve probably scrolled through endless feeds of perfect bodies, perfect homes, and perfect meals on Instagram and Pinterest - and then you’ve spent time and money trying to achieve that perfection...and ended up being sad and frustrated.

Let’s stop and think whether it’s really necessary. Perfection gets boring, so why don’t we enjoy the uniqueness of imperfection? People and things age with time, so why don’t we accept and appreciate aging as an inevitable part of life?

The Japanses have been doing it for centuries and even invented a name for it: Wabi-Sabi. In short, Wabi-Sabi is about appreciating the beauty and uniqueness of imperfection.

This audiobook will teach you how to incorporate Wabi-Sabi into your mindset and your daily life. This isn’t yet another decluttering audiobook that will tell you to throw everything away. This isn’t yet another audiobook on minimalism that makes a cult out of empty desks and sterile white walls. Instead, this audiobook will help you notice and cultivate beauty in your life and your possessions.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The three principles of Wabi-Sabi
  • How to apply Wabi-Sabi to your home: minimalism, shabby chic, and more
  • How to stop obsessing about perfection and lead a relaxed, mindful life
  • How to gain mental clarity and focus by getting rid of non-essential physical and mental clutter
  • And much more!

Some frequently asked questions:

Q: Isn’t Wabi-Sabi just a fancy name for hoarding piles of broken things?

A: No. Wabi-Sabi is about appreciating the beauty of imperfection. Once you’re able to do this, you’ll naturally tend towards minimalism and discarding non-essential things.

Q: How will Wabi-Sabi make me feel better?

A: Among other things, it will make you more forgiving towards yourself and others. Besides, practicing Wabi-Sabi will boost your physical health because you’ll get a brand new perspective on nutrition and exercise. There are many other benefits - just try Wabi-Sabi and see for yourself!

Are you ready to embrace the beauty of imperfection?

©2019 Alicia Mori (P)2020 Alicia Mori

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  • Lucien Sloan
  • 29-01-2020

One of the best audible I found.

The art work in this audio book is outstanding. It looks like a children's audio book, but is really better for adults. The haikus scattered throughout are delightful. An enjoyable treat.

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  • Josefina Petty
  • 29-01-2020

Simple and well-spoken this one.

The Wabi Sabi audio book is gorgeous. We received copies as gifts for our soon-to-be-born twin daughters. We love the illustrations, and how the audio book is speaking with haikus. It's so unique.

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  • Marcus Welch
  • 29-01-2020

Fully satisfied by using this one!!

This is my favorite audio book, discovered in my adulthood. Every child and parent should own this audio book. Make that everyone should own this audio book.

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  • Seymour Cox
  • 29-01-2020

Such An Important Audio Book!

This is a wonderful audio book to listen to children who are constantly bombarded with advertisements and a natural desire to own shiny, new toys & electronics.

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  • Sherman Blevins
  • 29-01-2020

Very happy to listen this great book.

This is my introduction to Wabi Sabi. It is a visually beautiful audio book with beautiful words that I will keep out and revisit often. Wabi Sabi is a calming philosophy advocating embracing simplicity, the imperfect, and the impermanent.

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  • Helga Knapp
  • 29-01-2020

Acknowledging learning audiobook.

This is a beautiful audio book, with a clever construct of a cat named wabi/sabi on an adventure to gain an understanding of its name, in the process providing the listener insight into this compelling world view philosophy.

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  • Lucien Sloan
  • 29-01-2020

Very informative and useful.

It's a beautiful audio book! The collages are breathtaking and the story is inspiring. I like the references to the original haikus.

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  • Hilario Atkinson
  • 28-01-2020

This audible brought awesome achievements

This audio book is a joy - gorgeous photos, honest reflections, and great tips on ways in incorporate different mindsets into your lifestyle, home, etc. Highly recommended, very authentic listen.

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  • Helga Knapp
  • 29-01-2020

The content of this audio book was amazing.

This is my introduction to Wabi Sabi. It is a visually beautiful audio book with beautiful words that I will keep out and revisit often. Wabi Sabi is a calming philosophy advocating embracing simplicity, the imperfect, and the impermanent.

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  • Michael Ward
  • 29-01-2020

A great learning audible

This is a good audio book to make you think what wasbi sabi is. As the audio book says, it is not an easy thing to explain but this audio book does an excellent job. I liked haiku speaking in Japanese throughout the story.

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  • Janell Hawkins
  • 28-01-2020

This audible keeps maintaining its knowledge.

This is a subject that is very difficult to explain and equally difficult to understand, but Andrew Juniper does a brilliant job of communicating the concept of Wabi Sabi.

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  • Rodrigo Kelley
  • 28-01-2020

So glad to listen this one.

The audio book arrived on time and in perfect condition. It's such a wonderful listening , so pleasant, easy to understand. I would have liked more pictures.

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  • Girish
  • 02-09-2020

Wabi Sabi: a great hear!

An view on how to see the beauty of things when there is noting much. A good insight on japaneset culture and how well we can appreciate life with what we have.

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  • Carrie Boyle
  • 28-01-2020

I am very pleased to listen to this audible.

Definitely a good listen. Concise and well spoken.This audio book was very helpful and motivating for me.

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  • Alyssa Fox
  • 28-01-2020

Very happy to listen this great book.

I came to this audio book with absolutely zero knowledge of Japan, so all the contents are fascinating to me insomuch as it feels like exploring the history of a near alien civilization from my perspective.

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  • Fred Woodward
  • 28-01-2020

Exactly the story what i looking for!

In this audio book, you will find out about the causes and employments of wabi-sabi, you will discover down to earth applications for the psychological and stylish quiet it brings to the table.

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  • Bernadine Davidson
  • 28-01-2020

A very simple and well-spoken this audible.

This audio book is a manifesto for a traditional Japanese aesthetic. The author begins with an operational definition of wabi sabi.

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  • Deena Strong
  • 28-01-2020

This book played an extremely supportive role.

Although concepts of Wabi Sabi have been around for centuries, it is wryly amusing that no Japanese has ever attempted an analysis.

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  • Virgie Cole
  • 28-01-2020

I love it and following this guide audiobook.

The concept of wabi sabi gets deeper as you go, and may seem a bit murky to many of us ensured in Western culture.

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  • Simon Mckay
  • 28-01-2020

I love it and suggest it.

I bought the audio book because I enjoy almost all things Japanese, but didn't know much about this subject. The center of my interest has always been Zen Buddhism and the martial arts.

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