I don’t know about you, but I’m telling stories in my brain about myself again. Ten days into the new year, I feel like all my faults and imperfections are fully displayed. My mind is flooded with questions. What am I doing wrong? What changes do I need to make so that things will be different? Why couldn’t I learn the lesson the first or even the fifteenth time? But in the middle of my pity party, I remembered a book recommended by Elizabeth Blake-Thomas in an earlier interview on Getting Work To Work: Wabi Sabi: The Wisdom in Imperfection. Page after page, the message seeps in ever slowly: I can discover freedom in the acceptance of my imperfections.
5 Ways to Find Freedom in Imperfection:
- It’s hard to renew your mind and find peace if you’re constantly going, working, striving, and stressing.
- Be gentle with your imperfections.
- Surround yourself with beauty.
- Embrace kintsugi in your life.
- Zoom out and look at the longer timeline of your life.
- “Living with Intention” with Elizabeth Blake-Thomas
- Wabi Sabi: The Wisdom in Imperfection by Nobuo Suzuki
- Midjourney prompt for episode art: broken pieces kintsugi wabi sabi abstract surrealism –ar 16:9