27/365 – ” Which parts of your life could use more wabi-sabi? “

27/365 – ” Which parts of your life could use more wabi-sabi? ”

I was recently fascinated to learn more about “Wabi-Sabi” – a Japanese concept that celebrates the perfectly imperfect.

A combination of two words, Wabi describes the asymmetrical, the uneven, the unpolished – while Sabi refers to the aging, wear and tear, and erosion that emerges from the passing of time.

In an age of mass marketing and standardization, the Wabi-Sabi philosophy invites us to celebrate imperfection that affects form without influencing function.

As I begin thinking about how I want to spend my TIME as a non-nomad in Montreal, I’ve been wondering how to leave room for Wabi-Sabi; to allow and even encourage inefficiency, imperfection, and unrelated experiments.

When starting something new, there’s a tendency to be hyper-efficient with time and resources – but efficiency alone doesn’t lead to grit – which is an essential ingredient to success.

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