Wabi Sabi: Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life

Wabi Sabi Timeless Wisdom for a Stress Free Life According to the American Psychological Association than one in five Americans experience extreme stress on a daily basis In an age when most people spend time looking at a computer screen than out a

  • Title: Wabi Sabi: Timeless Wisdom for a Stress-Free Life
  • Author: Agneta Nyholm Winqvist
  • ISBN: 9781616088811
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • According to the American Psychological Association, than one in five Americans experience extreme stress on a daily basis In an age when most people spend 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 experAccording to the American Psychological Association, than one in five Americans experience extreme stress on a daily basis In an age when most people spend 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 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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    1. A truly disappointing read. I have been seeking material on wabi sabi for quite some time and gladly added this book to my collection on the topic. Ultimately I found it ambitious but unfocused in its efforts to move beyond the more common applications of wabi sabi to design to the topics more associated with self-help. I agree there may be a good application of wabi sabi concepts to self-help but this is not the book that does it. Concepts are not fully elaborated upon, especially that of "rest [...]

    2. This book is rather difficult to read due to several reasons. First the translation is "off" in many places. Second, I am totally unfamiliar with Wabi Sabi, so the ideas were challenging and even confusing in some places. Lastly, the book is long and this author's life experiences are very different from mine, so some of the context wasn't very clear for me.

    3. After reading this book I highlighted for myself some areas which I can apply the things I learned to, but there were also many things I don't think I'll ever apply and they just didn't resonate with me. Also, I am quite sure I found several small spelling errors, which I didn't really like; unless I am wrong.

    4. YES EVERYONE WHO IS STRESSED OUT THERE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK. Seriously, it is good and leaves the reader with some good advice on how to live a stress free life.

    5. The editor missed a lot when reviewing the English translation of this book. Grammar and spelling errors are fairly common and in some cases make the sentence impossible to understand. That being said, I thought this was a nice introduction to wabi sabi, as someone who isn't familiar with it. More than anything, it makes me want to find more detailed texts about wabi sabi.

    6. There are not many books written about Wabi Sabi. It is interesting but I had to re-read some paragraphs as the translation was confusing sometimes.It looks at Wabi Sabi from different perspectives and I would recommend it as a good introduction.

    7. Apart from a few typos and pseudoscience, it'd be a neat little book on the topic of Wabi Sabi. Better to search for Japanese authors' though.

    8. Love the topic, but very poorly edited, full of typos and misquotes. If you can look past that some good content. A shame.

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