Wabi Sabi, a commonly mispronounced word as wasabi. I can assure you that Wabi Sabi is far from wasabi. Back in 2016, I changed my personal Facebook name to Wabi Sabi. And the reason I did was after discovering the beautiful Japanese saying in the book, Another Country. I fell in love with it. The meaning brings value to all things aging, decaying and natural: The natural things we sometimes find undesirable. I decided to center my blog around this saying to spread my message about what True Beauty meant.
I see our imperfect selves as already perfect; perfect in the eyes of the being, the universe, or whatever you believe in that brought us here. With every flaw that we have, a mole, pimple, scar, stretch mark, cellulite, or wrinkle, it is completely okay to have any of these flaws.
Wabi Sabi simply means to find beauty in the unlikely places. To find perfection in the imperfection. It means to accept things for exactly as they are at this moment. It does not mean to stop growing or developing yourself. It simply means to accept you for who you are and whatever comes after, will simply come. Believe that with every mole, pimple, scar, stretch mark, cellulite, or wrinkle, you are fully and completely beautiful.
It’s amazing to wake up one day and to stare at yourself in the mirror and truthfully say to yourself “Damn I’m beautiful,” to really mean it without trying to convince yourself.
I love the Wabi Sabi way of life because it allows me to see an ant, flower, and every human being and their experience as valuable. Every breath, every aging tree, every smile, every hug and every kiss I encounter. Every moment, whether toxic, tragic or blissful. It is all important.
We stress about imperfection. We chase this idea of beauty, flawlessness, and perfection; these ideas that can never be reached naturally or even at all. People with money can reach this idea of perfection through botox, surgery, and expensive accessories, but truth is, we’ll end up wanting more and more no matter how far we’ve reached. You will never be satisfied and you’ll continue to chase perfection, which in turn will transform into a sort of addiction. If you live Wabi Sabi style, you’ll begin to see the world, yourself and others, in a completely different light. The resilient beauty everyone holds inside of them, so embrace your flaws and see them as a unique part of you.
We all enter this world the same and leave this world the same. Our bodies will become one with the soil, turn into dust, unless you donate your remains to science of course.
❤ Wabi Sabi