Wabi Sabi: Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life

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According to the American Psychological Association, more than one in five Americans experience extreme stress on a daily basis. In an age when most people spend more time looking at a computer screen than out a window, and when human interaction flies by at the speed of an email, it’s no wonder we’re a society searching for a sense of meaning and purpose.

Now Swedish expert Agneta Nyholm Winqvist offers a ray of hope in her succinct and unadorned introduction to wabi sabi. An ...

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Overview

According to the American Psychological Association, more than one in five Americans experience extreme stress on a daily basis. In an age when most people spend more time looking at a computer screen than out a window, and when human interaction flies by at the speed of an email, it’s no wonder we’re a society searching for a sense of meaning and purpose.

Now Swedish expert Agneta Nyholm Winqvist offers a ray of hope in her succinct and unadorned introduction to wabi sabi. An Eastern philosophy with roots dating back 5,000 years, “wabi sabi” at its most elegant base is the search for “timeless wisdom.” The antithesis of a too-much society, wabi sabi philosophy has helped guide millions of practitioners to a more fulfilling, efficient, and stress-free lifestyle. Applicable to almost every stressful circumstance, Winqvist’s Wabi Sabi will teach readers to search for their own inner calm, while allowing them to embrace the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. From the businesswoman looking to de-stress and refocus, to the family struggling with finances, to the young college student seeking a better future—Wabi Sabi has something for everyone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616088811
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/21/2012
  • Pages: 164
  • Sales rank: 1,432,886
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Agneta Nyholm Winqvist has worked for many years as a lecturer in everyday psychology and personal development. She has founded the Nordic School of Feng Shui, which organizes courses and training with feng shui teachers from around the world. She has written several bestselling books on feng shui. This is her first on the concept of wabi sabi.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Wabi Sabi-the naked beauty of life 10

Wabi and sabi-the meaning of the words 11

The feminine power 13

The feminine principle within and behind the religions 14

Haikumoments 16

The main focus of Wabi Sabi 19

Rest 21

To rest through the pain 23

Let it pass 25

Tenderness 27

Reconciliation and forgiveness 28

Life is what it is 31

The spontaneous river 33

The spontaneous river in everyday life 36

Timeless spiritual principles 39

The road of humility-naikan 44

Human meetings 51

To turn on the light on in other people 58

Unity and balance 60

The wild power within us 65

Devotion 69

When life does not turn out as expected 73

In memory of a friend 75

The legend of the soul's dark night 77

The trivial things 79

The twelve steps 82

Trust and confidence 85

Serve life and others 89

The art of dying every day 92

Consciousness and death 94

Timeless spirituality 95

Spirituality and science 97

Nature's wisdom 103

Biomimicry 103

Recycling and cooperation 105

What geese can teach us about cooperation and leadership 107

A warm loving home 111

Design 117

The garden 121

Timeless beauty 129

The sacred geometry 133

Food 137

The wabi-sabi kitchen 142

The good work life 145

Walking in wabi sabi 153

Afterword 155

Reading tips 159

The twelve steps 161

Contact 162

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