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  • Wabi Sabi

  • Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life
  • By: Beth Kempton
  • Narrated by: Beth Kempton
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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By: Beth Kempton
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Publisher's Summary

A whole new way of looking at the world - and your life - inspired by centuries-old Japanese wisdom.  

Wabi sabi (wah-bi sah-bi) is a captivating concept from Japanese aesthetics, which helps us to see beauty in imperfection, appreciate simplicity and accept the transient nature of all things. 

With roots in Zen and the way of tea, the timeless wisdom of wabi sabi is more relevant than ever for modern life, as we search for new ways to approach life's challenges and seek meaning beyond materialism.  

Wabi sabi is a refreshing antidote to our fast-paced, consumption-driven world, which will encourage you to slow down, reconnect with nature, and be gentler on yourself. It will help you simplify everything and concentrate on what really matters.  

From honouring the rhythm of the seasons to creating a welcoming home, from reframing failure to ageing with grace, Wabi Sabi will teach you to find more joy and inspiration throughout your perfectly imperfect life.  

This book is the definitive guide to applying the principles of wabi sabi to transform every area of your life and finding happiness right where you are.

©2019 Beth Kempton (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"A truly transformative read." (Sunday Times)

"More than ever, we need books like this." (Jessica Seaton, Cofounder of Toast and author of Gather, Cook, Feast

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Accessible and inspiring reading

Beth is wonderful, in her journey to discover the essence of Wabi Sabi. I felt encouraged to open myself up to a new way of being in the world, with practical tips on how to action this beautiful change.

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Love it

Just what I need for my perfectly imperfect life. A gentle reminder of being in the moment and finding happiness every where I am and every stage of life I am in. Love the reader’s calming and sincere voice.

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Simply Enjoyable

Just relax and enjoy. Contains a lot of wisdom on simple living and appreciating life instead of chasing fleeting happiness.

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Beautiful Book

I laughed, gasped and cried. This is a beautiful book. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.

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Life changing

From the introduction to the final sentence this book takes you on an transformative journey like no other.

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Wanted to enjoy but didn't

The author/narrator's sweet voice was lovely but I simply could not get into the book. Tried three times and finally skipped through all chapters. It did not cover what I expected it to be about and I found the constant use of the Japanese vocabulary for everything was sadly distracting from the content. Apologies to author.

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a lovely balance of insight, practice and personal

A lovely Balance of insight, practice and personal accounts draws together a wonderful narrative on an essential concept for peace in modern living.

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