Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

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by Arielle Ford
     
 

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Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love follows the success of her international bestseller The Soulmate Secret by revealing how to make love last forever.

Using the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection (known as wabi sabi), Wabi Sabi Love provides all the tools necessary for you to experience more balance,

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Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love follows the success of her international bestseller The Soulmate Secret by revealing how to make love last forever.

Using the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection (known as wabi sabi), Wabi Sabi Love provides all the tools necessary for you to experience more balance, harmony, and joy in your relationship than ever before.

No matter what stage of your relationship, Arielle Ford delivers the secret to lasting love. To quote Deepak Chopra: "Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come."

Editorial Reviews

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“The stories Ford uses to illustrate the Wabi Sabi principles, both from her own relationship and those of other couples, will make you laugh and nod your head and decide to give the ideas a try.”
Deepak Chopra
“Arielle Ford’s Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come.”
Jack Canfield
“This book is a revelation. With the Wabi Sabi mind-shift, your relationship will change forever, and you’ll discover that the love, acceptance, and passion you’d always hoped for was there all along. This truly is a portrait of how to develop love that lasts a lifetime.”
Christiane Northrup
“Wabi Sabi Love is uplifting and full of the truth about what it takes to keep love alive.”
Debbie Ford
“My sister, Arielle, is a master of everlasting love. With this foolproof guide to sustaining relationships beyond ‘I do,’ she shares her hard-won wisdom of keeping love alive and thriving! Wabi Sabi Love is a must read for every couple in search of a happily ever after.”
Peggy McColl
“Wabi Sabi Love really works. My husband and I follow Arielle’s wisdom and enjoy a deeply meaningful, totally fulfilling and loving marriage.”
Marci Shimoff
“Wabi Sabi Love shows you how to have a completely fulfilling love relationship. Arielle is a master teacher in guiding others to create deep and lasting love. Listen to her, follow her sage advice, and you’ll experience relationship bliss.”
Gay Hendricks
This book is a treasure trove of inspiration that offers an abundance of great ideas and information. I highly recommend it.
Gloria Loring
“Arielle Ford’s Wabi Sabi Love is a compassionate and inspired guide to creating more loving relationships. It’s a book I plan to read again and again, and keep close by for a long time!”
Library Journal
Ford (The Soulmate Secret) develops the Japanese aesthetic, known as wabi sabi, of finding beauty in imperfection into a relationship model where couples are taught to focus on what's right with the other person and not what's wrong. Ford argues that though all couples have irreconcilable differences, they can use the wabi sabi method to embrace rather than try to eliminate the tastes, opinions, and unique viewpoints of their partner. In other words, vive la différence! This is certainly easier to say than to do, but Ford provides numerous examples of couples who have accomplished this ideal. It's a worthwhile read for anyone in a relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062098344
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
397,881
File size:
2 MB

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Christiane Northrup
“Wabi Sabi Love is uplifting and full of the truth about what it takes to keep love alive.”
Deepak Chopra
“Arielle Ford’s Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come.”
Marci Shimoff
“Wabi Sabi Love shows you how to have a completely fulfilling love relationship. Arielle is a master teacher in guiding others to create deep and lasting love. Listen to her, follow her sage advice, and you’ll experience relationship bliss.”
Debbie Ford
“My sister, Arielle, is a master of everlasting love. With this foolproof guide to sustaining relationships beyond ‘I do,’ she shares her hard-won wisdom of keeping love alive and thriving! Wabi Sabi Love is a must read for every couple in search of a happily ever after.”
Gloria Loring
“Arielle Ford’s Wabi Sabi Love is a compassionate and inspired guide to creating more loving relationships. It’s a book I plan to read again and again, and keep close by for a long time!”
Peggy McColl
“Wabi Sabi Love really works. My husband and I follow Arielle’s wisdom and enjoy a deeply meaningful, totally fulfilling and loving marriage.”
Gay Hendricks
This book is a treasure trove of inspiration that offers an abundance of great ideas and information. I highly recommend it.

Meet the Author

Arielle Ford is an acclaimed relationship expert and the international bestselling author of The Soulmate Secret.

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Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
LiveSimply More than 1 year ago
Not a lot of earth shaking new info but always nice to get a new perspective on relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is John Cali. Recently my partner, Barbara, bought Arielle's book—it was a gift for both of us. And what a gift it was! Last night I picked it up, intending to spend a week or so reading it. But I got so immersed in it I finished the whole thing just a few hours later! Arielle is a talented writer and story-teller. She masterfully illustrates her teachings with fascinating relationship stories. The stories made me realize none of us is ever alone in our relationship challenges and joys—or in any other aspect of our lives. Arielle gave me many insights I'd never had before. (And I've been around a long time!) This wonderful book will certainly have a positive effect on Barbara's and my relationship. I will heartily recommend it to my friends and family. Thank you, Arielle!
LaraFernandez More than 1 year ago
 My husband and I have been together in a loving and committed soulmate relationship for almost 12 years now. We help single women do the inner reflection and transformation to attract their soulmate. We have many successful clients and this book, Wabi Sabi Love is now our wedding gift to our clients! Wabi Sabi is the best foundation to start any marriage off, in my opinion. And if you've been in relationship for awhile and are finding that you need to "get the dust off" your relationship and make it shiny again... this book will help you do that. Not with any tips and tricks or manipulation, but coming from a genuine and loving and authentic place of compassion. I read this book in a week. I devoured it... the stories made me cry (in a good way), and the exercises helped me dig deeper (didn't think THAT was possible, after all of the self-inquiry I've done for the last 20 years!) into the love I feel for my beloved husband. Thank you, Arielle, for writing such a timely book. I believe that we all need more compassion for each other, and that the world will be better because of it. Blessings!
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Dr-Deb More than 1 year ago
As a therapist hearing from hurting people all day long, it was eminently refreshing to read Wabi Sabi Love and learn that the vision I constantly extend to people - that they can create a loving, passionate, happy relationship - exists among many, many couples. Arielle Ford did a bit of journalism in tracking down the true stories behind her many friends' happy marriages only to learn that those good stories were not the result of luck but effort. She allows us to peek in on the lives of people with all sorts of baggage including infidelity and divorce and how, in applying the principle of connecting with another person for who he or she is rather than as we want that person to be, we can truly be happy with our partner. My favorite story was that of Susan and Tim whose marriage fell apart through neglect. They found themselves in Italy for business just as the marriage was coming to an end and that very break in their routine combined with the natural beauty around them led to the idea of quitting jobs and staying for a while. There, they reconnected and rekindled their marriage. Most people don't have the wherewithal to just quit a job and live abroad for a year; however, the message is "Maybe quitting isn't the worst thing in the world and if you can't do that, carve out more time for those you love. Put them first." That's a message I wholeheartedly support. Read this book and find out how people can create their own happiness.---author of The Healing Is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools to Rebuild Trust and Respect--Together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! My name is Lara Fernandez (writing on my husband's account).... My husband and I have been together in a loving and committed soulmate relationship for almost 12 years now. We help single women do the inner reflection and transformation to attract their soulmate. We have many successful clients and this book, Wabi Sabi Love is now our wedding gift to our clients! Wabi Sabi is the best foundation to start any marriage off, in my opinion. And if you've been in relationship for awhile and are finding that you need to "get the dust off" your relationship and make it shiny again... this book will help you do that. Not with any tips and tricks or manipulation, but coming from a genuine and loving and authentic place of compassion. I read this book in a week. I devoured it... the stories made me cry (in a good way), and the exercises helped me dig deeper (didn't think THAT was possible, after all of the self-inquiry I've done for the last 20 years!) into the love I feel for my beloved husband. Thank you, Arielle, for writing such a timely book. I believe that we all need more compassion for each other, and that the world will be better because of it. Blessings!
TamGerlach More than 1 year ago
Ron and I read Wabi Sabi Love together and it has turned up the fire in our relationship. We’ve even created our own little “codes” to remind each other of who we want to be in our relationship. The simple practice of Wabi Sabi has given us more compassion and understanding. What used to irritate us about each other now makes us laugh…or at least a smile. This is a heart-warming book that everyone should read. 
SherrySuibCohen_1 More than 1 year ago
This is quite simply, an extraordinary book. I thought I was mnerely lucky to have a fabulous marriage but now I realize, after reading WABI SABI LOVE it's not luck at all. Somehow, Larry and I have managed to accidentally chomp onto the principles that the author, Arielle Ford, instinctively understands and has translated into prose. She has written the quintessential how-to book and, step by step, she perfectly teaches couples how to achieve the sweetness, the smartness, the sexiness, the enduring FABULOUS-NESS of the book that does dae to speak its name--WABI SABI LOVE. If you have a partner you adore--buy this book and read it together. Read it out loud! You'll thank me. A huge fan. Sherry Suib Cohen--author of 24 books and I wish I wrote this one, also..
Love_Woman More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It really has helped me understand how to communicate with my husband in a way that is productive and has ease to it.  I love the way Arielle writes, and she really is able to get to the heart of how to go deeper in love, and let go of the stuff that really doesn't matter. I would highly recommend you read this book!
dharmagirlFD More than 1 year ago
Is it possible that his socks that don't make it to the hamper can actually be an opportunity to develop even deeper love? I didn't think so... until I read Wabi Sabi Love. Based on the ancient Japanese practice of loving all that is, including abandoned socks, Arielle Ford shows how these moments can not only be an opportunity for joyful expression but also an opportunity for us to release the things that really don't matter so we can be immersed in what does. I never really wanted to be a nagging kind of partner who quashes the moment because something wasn't perfect. But, I admit, I was. I feel now equipped in being able to keep the laughter alive and able to express my petty annoyances in a healthy, loving, fun kind of way. I love this book!
suprisedbylove More than 1 year ago
Inspirational!  In a world where cynicism and skepticism reigns Wabi Sabi Love is a breathe of fresh air walking the reader through a series of true life stories (Reality TV with a purpose!) alongside life changing principles artfully woven into a fabric of new possibilities we are introduced to.  Arielle becomes your guide and coach to discover transformational distinctions to those open and willing to apply them. If you are looking for a different type of relationship book, one based on real stories about real people who apply real principles to change their relationships then read this book!
CupidsCoach More than 1 year ago
In a world where there are sooooo many dating and love books, this one stands out for me as a real modern day bible to how to love better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading Arielle's first book, Soulmate Secret, I have to say I am now in an amazing relationship, so I decided it was time to tuck in with her  latest book, Wabi Sabi Love, not that I have as many free evenings- lol.  I adore this book .  I think Arielle bring's home the most important point which is we get what we focus upon.  And it does take an active focus to direct our thoguths towards what we like, as apposed to what we don't like.   I love Arielle's warm and easy writing style.  I feel like I'm listening to a good friend as opposed to an 'expert in the field' and yet she is that too!  I highly reccomend  this book  to anyone looking to ignite the passion in their relationship- both men and women.    
WJ_Leaf More than 1 year ago
This book is based on a failed understanding of a foreign artistic concept. The author has borrowed the term wabi-sabi and severely warped the definition to fit her own needs. The stories in the book aren't terrible but they don't really provide any substantive advice. It's mostly fluff that gives the reader a chance to pretend they are doing something the change their relationship. I guess it could be helpful creating change in someone's life but I think there is more substantial relationship advice in Dr. Seuss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really makes a reader think abiut the boundres we set in a relationship. Found it very easy to relate to and read. What a completely refeshing view of life and marriage. Throughly loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a good book for men. Hetero women like men who act like men and not men who act like women. This book tells you to relate to your wife like a woman would and that just doesn't work.
Princess_Marshmallow More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book a few weeks ago. It is the perfect book for people who is interested on growing with his/her partner. A book that needs to be read to-get-her. It helps you understanding the different aspects of love and how to handle them. Wonderful stories, excercises, and spiritual messages. I bought two more just because it is so good that i need to share it with my siblings. This is a must have book!