Finding beauty in imperfection
Embrace the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi and learn to appreciate the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
When you let go of judgment, you can see the harmony in the unfinished, fleeting, modest, and simple things in life. That’s the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, and it helps you find beauty everywhere. Using drawings, quotes, and photographs, this book helps you understand the essence of this idea and apply it to our everyday world. Celebrate the wabi sabi spirit by embracing gratitude and self-acceptance, trusting in time, focusing on what matters most, and celebrating with such traditions as the Japanese tea ceremony, communing with elders, and family rituals.
About the Author:
Well-versed in Eastern philosophy and martial arts, Oliver Luke Delorie is author of the playful 100 Small Ways To Quit Worrying and 100 Small Ways To Manage Time
Excerpted from Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals & Stone by Margaret Ann Lembo:
Affirmation: I am a clear channel of love, light, and well-being. All is well in my life. I have great mental clarity, balanced emotions, and financial abundance. All of my heart’s desires are realized now! The way is always evident and effortless.
Chakra(s): all apply
About the stone: Quartz is a prolific mineral composed of silicon dioxide and is found in several forms. Quartz is in the trigonal system and it exhibits piezoelectricity The varieties that crystallize are known as amethyst, citrine, smokey quartz, rose quartz and rock crystal quartz depending on their color.
Astrological sign(s): all apply
Planet(s): all apply
Number(s): 11, 22, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77, 88, and 99
Element(s): all apply
Mohs scale: 7
Spiritual uses: Clear quartz carries within it the full spectrum of light. It transmits and transduces energy. Use this stone for any and all spiritual pursuits; including meditation, connecting with your guardian angel, channeling, higher knowledge and wisdom, shamanic journeywork, spiritual-healing modalities, and energy work. Clear quartz assists when aligning with Archangels Haniel, Michael, and Sandalphon. This stone is easily programmable by just holding the quartz and thinking of the thought, words, or action that is desired to infuse it into the crystal. Always program the stone with love and well-being, and all will work out for the highest good.
Mental uses: Clear quartz helps you stay focused on the goal at hand. It’s a perfect companion for students of all ages and all teachings. Use clear quartz while you study or work on projects. This gemstone is helpful for memory recall so employ it when taking exams or any type of test.
Emotional uses: Clear quartz helps you get clear on the real source of your emotional upset. Pay attention to your feelings and emotions while holding clear quartz as it amplifies whatever you are focused on. Be sure to intend that working with the clear quartz will help you uncover whatever you need to realize or understand to relieve your emotional upset. Clarity and understanding often alleviates disturbing feelings.
Physical uses: Clear quartz is a crystal that essentially supports your overall well-being. Whatever you intend or focus your attention on while holding clear quartz will be amplified. It extends a hand of support to increase your ability to be successful in all endeavors, including financial success, fertility, creativity, family blessings, happy home, healthy body, and much more.
Divine guidance: What is it that you don’t understand? Are you missing the point? Have you been trying to remove the chaotic energy from your life? It is time to gain clarity and have a clearer picture of what is truly going on within you and around you. Can you see the bigger picture? Get focused and stay focused! Take the time to meditate and try to see the greater perspective from varying points of view.