Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Appreciation. Emotional appreciation, artistic appreciation, appreciation on every level is an important part of living Wabi Sabi. Appreciation manifests joy. We don't need to live by impossible standards to have a joyful, contributive, "enlightened" existence. We don't need to become someone else or wait until things are "perfect" to appreciate the whole of our lives. Television, movies, and romance novels often paint a very different picture of joy- a "happily ever after" that includes no wrinkles, no chips, no stumbles. But that's no reality. (Taro Gold)
Thank you for everything, including the trials I thought were so unfair or too hard...In the end they were always life lessons, a road opening to me.
Photo from Mimi