It originates in Japan, where artist will often leave subtle fractures in the glaze on a vase or a rough surface on a bowl as a reminder of the wabi-sabi nature of life. Wabi Sabi recognizes that all of life is in a constant state of change and that decay is as much a part of life as growth.I try to be content with what I have, but I find myself at times saying "I wish this was different" or "I'd rather have this." Wabi sabi teaches us that too many people live in a state of dissatisfaction, and often times, if you take a step back and really look at your situation, you'll realize its fine the way it is. That doesn't mean settling for less than you deserve, but instead finding contentment with what you have rather than striving for the unattainable.
I decided to take a good, long wabi sabi look at the things that I'm constantly wanting to change, and strive to see the beauty in them.
Our messy, mismatched bed
whatever. I think a messy bed looks way more inviting that a made one. Wabi Sabi? I think so.
Our hideous 70's appliances
Retro's in, right?? That's wabi sabi!
Our gross, yellow kitchen laminate:
Okay, that one's not wabi sabi. That's just ugly.
Whether its getting older, working a dead-end job, or driving a car thats falling apart, you can apply wabi sabi to all aspects of your life.
So try it, what's wabi sabi for you??
I feel like I just said wabi sabi, 400, wait, 401 times. my bad.