Tuesday, July 24, 2007

You've got a lot of Wabi-Sabi girl

Imperfect beauty aged to perfection. Wabi relates to things that are fresh, new, and simple. Sabi is a quality of having age or history. Sabi can be an irregularity or flaw such as a chip, crack or discoloration caused by age or use.

Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete; of things humble, earthy, and unpretentious. It is an appreciation of the minor details of everyday life, the inconspicuous and often overlooked aspects of nature.

The idea of wabi-sabi however goes beyond appreciation of physical beauty and is even a way of living. One lives wabi-sabi one enjoys a simple unencumbered life, finding wealth through the spiritual richness of beauty present all around us. It is a paring down to the essence without removing the poetry of life, finding the delicate balance between pleasure we get from possessions and pleasure we get through freedom from possessions.

Oh I think understand wabi-sabi, my art is wabi-sabi, and since I've been doing Yoga I'm feeling alot more wabi-sabi. I am doing 90 exercises in 90 days. This is day three already I feel the benefits of stretching, breathing and gently challenging my body. 90 and 90 is always a good thing to try if you want to break a habit and create a good habit. So here is to Wabi-Sabi.


P.A. GIbbons said...

Love this post! I am trying to be a Wabi-Sabi chic. Are you studying yoga on your own, or with someone, and if on your own, which method etc.? I need to get back to yoga and start some meditation.

Judy V. said...

To start I've got some old set of yoga tapes by Yoga Journal. Later I will take some classes, my friend awakens her Kundalini every morning! (insert joke here) I will give some updates as I practice and learn more. :)