Almost on a daily basis I open the small book my kitchen table entitled Wabi Sabi; the art of everyday life. by Diane Durston.
Wabi: meaning tranquil simplicity, or irregular beauty. and Sabi being interpreted as the beauty that treasures the passage of time. Although there are many versions to the story, todays interpretation of the Wabi and Sabi is defined as the “beauty of things imperfect and incomplete… a beauty of things modest and humble, a beauty of things unconventional.
It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence: Impermanence, suffering, and emptiness or absence of self nature. Usually there is a quote or two by a famous, writer, transcendentalist, activist etc. Most of the time I find these simple words inspiring, and then go on to enjoy my day.
Today’s seemed fitting to the beginning of this venture.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.
And so I begin this journey of exploring, expressing, awakening, and looking out into the world, opening myself to creating, inspiring, becoming inspired, feeling empowered, giving and healing.
so, here is to the beginning!
saludé! or as one of my dear friends and teacher Rosemary Gladstar would say: Boola Boola Boola! a traditional Kava cheer from the Kava drinking culture.