Love for Imperfect Things

'Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated . . . this is a book to keep close at hand' - Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World', on 'The Things You Can See' 'A remarkable gift, a ...

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241331137

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 514

A beautiful guide for learning to love ourselves, from the author of the internationally bestselling The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down No one is perfect. But that doesn't stop us from imagining ourselves smarter, funnier, richer, or thinner, and how much happier we would then be. Love for Imperfect Things, by the bestselling Korean monk, Haemin Sunim, shows how the path to happiness and peace of mind includes not only strong relationships with others, but also letting go of worries about ourselves. Packed with his typical spiritual wisdom, Sunim teaches us to embrace our flaws rather than trying to overcome them, and demonstrates that love has very little to do with perfection. With chapters on self-compassion, relationships, empathy, courage, family, healing, our true nature, and acceptance, as well as beautiful full-colour illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things is a much-needed guide for learning to love ourselves - imperfections and all. 'Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated . . . this is a book to keep close at hand' - Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World', on 'The Things You Can See' 'A remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance' - Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC, on 'The Things You Can See'

Love for Imperfect Things

"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning.

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin Life

ISBN: 9780241331125

Category:

Page: 272

View: 798

From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down "Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning." Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier. But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us. In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends. "Even products labelled 'limited edition' are made on a production line with hundreds that are exactly the same. But there is only one you in the world."

Joyful Mending

In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as ...

Author: Noriko Misumi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462921426

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 317

Joyful Mending shows you how to fix old items of clothing, linens and household objects by turning tears and flaws into beautiful features. Simply by applying a few easy sewing, darning, felting, or crocheting techniques, as well as some sashiko and other favorite embroidery stitches, you can repair your favorite pieces in a transformative way. These techniques don't just save you money, but make your life more joyful, fulfilling and sustainable in an age of disposable "fast fashion." Author Noriko Misumi teaches you her philosophy of mending and reusing items based on the age-old Japanese concepts of mindfulness and Wabi Sabi (an appreciation of old and imperfect things). In her book, she shows you how to: Repair any kind of fabric that is torn, ripped or stained—whether knitted or woven Work with damaged flat or curved surfaces to make them aesthetically pleasing again Create repairs that blend in, as well as bold or whimsical visible repairs Darn your handmade or expensive gloves, sweaters and socks to make them look great again The joy to be found in working with your hands and the personal artistry you discover within yourself lie at the heart of this book. While nothing lasts forever, there's pleasure, as well as purpose, in appreciating age and imperfection. Joyful Mending allows you to surround yourself with the things that truly give you joy, whether they were given to you by a loved one, picked up in your travels or simply have a special place in your heart.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim (which means “spontaneous wisdom”), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the ...

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156420

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 510

The multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world, by the Buddhist author of Love for Imperfect Things “Wise advice on how to reflect and slow down.” —Elle Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind? The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim (which means “spontaneous wisdom”), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life. By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas—including relationships, love, and spirituality—Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves. The more than twenty full-color illustrations that accompany his teachings serve as calming visual interludes, encouraging us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

He Fall In Her Love

A great story expresses love, how love arises, and how love turns into a great end . The story tells of a young man who fell in love with a girl and kept turning with her until she fell in love in the end

Author: Mohamed Raouf

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 102

View: 184

A great story expresses love, how love arises, and how love turns into a great end . The story tells of a young man who fell in love with a girl and kept turning with her until she fell in love in the end

Imperfect Thing Called Love

Publishing date: June 26, 2015. Imperfect Thing Called Love is the story of a gay guy's first year navigating life after the breakup of his first meaningful relationship.

Author: Yanir Dekel

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512244458

Category:

Page: 240

View: 512

Publishing date: June 26, 2015. Imperfect Thing Called Love is the story of a gay guy's first year navigating life after the breakup of his first meaningful relationship. It's a story of the lessons learned about love when the heart is broken. About the first year of therapy, the first year of real self-discovery. With a goal to find love again, the main character goes on a journey to reinvent himself as a single guy while trying to understand why his relationship failed. He deals with his past, his insecurities, body image, fantasy, dating, emotions, and sensitivity. Will he go back to his ex? Will he ever love and be loved again? With the help of a therapist like no other he learns, first and foremost, to love himself. Imperfect Thing Called Love is a best friend who understands what you're going through after a breakup.

Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships

In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives.

Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822757

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 450

While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why if love is so great and powerful are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships begins by showing how all our relational problems arise out of a universal, core wounding around love that affects not only our personal relationships but the quality of life in our world as a whole. This wounding shows up as a pervasive mood of unlove—a deep sense that we are not intrinsically lovable just as we are. And this shuts down our capacity to trust, so that even though we may hunger for love, we have difficulty opening to it and letting it circulate freely through us. This book takes the reader on a powerful journey of healing and transformation that involves learning to embrace our humanness and appreciate the imperfections of our relationships as trail-markers along the path to great love. It sets forth a process for releasing deep-seated grievances we hold against others for not loving us better and against ourselves for not being better loved. And it shows how our longing to be loved can magnetize the great love that will free us from looking to others to find ourselves. Written with penetrating realism and a fresh, lyrical style that honors the subtlety and richness of our relationship to love itself, this revolutionary book offers profound and practical guidance for healing our lives as well as our embattled world.

Wabi Sabi Love

Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love follows the success of her international bestseller The Soulmate Secret by revealing how to make love last forever.

Author: Arielle Ford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098349

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 708

Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love follows the success of her international bestseller The Soulmate Secret by revealing how to make love last forever. Using the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection (known as wabi sabi), Wabi Sabi Love provides all the tools necessary for you to experience more balance, harmony, and joy in your relationship than ever before. No matter what stage of your relationship, Arielle Ford delivers the secret to lasting love. To quote Deepak Chopra: "Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come."

The Power of Nunchi

'A must-read for anyone interested in the art of intuitively knowing what others feel.

Author: Euny Hong

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473567157

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 116

'A must-read for anyone interested in the art of intuitively knowing what others feel.' Haemin Sunim, author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down and Love for Imperfect Things 'A lovely book to have in your home and your lives.' Chris Evans, Breakfast Show ___________________________ Nunchi (noon-chee): eye measure. The subtle art of gauging other people's thoughts, and feelings in order to build trust, harmony and connection. ___________________________ Why did she get promoted? Why does the party only start when he walks in? And why do they always catch the bartender’s eye? It sounds like they’re all experts in the art of nunchi, even if they don’t know it. Nunchi is the guiding principle of Korean life, but anyone can use it: it’s the art of reading a room, your way of understanding what other people are thinking and feeling, and using that to get ahead. Korean parents believe that teaching their children nunchi is as important as teaching them to cross the road safely. With great nunchi, it feels like the world is on your side. Without it, you might get hit by something you never saw coming. If you’re thinking ‘not another Eastern fad, Marie Kondo already made me throw half my clothes away’, don’t worry: it’s not a fad. Koreans have been using nunchi to overcome slings and arrows for over 5000 years. The great news is that anyone can hone their nunchi, immediately: all you need are your eyes and ears. In everything, from finding love to excelling at work, improving your nunchi will help you to open doors you never knew existed. Improve your nunchi, improve your life. ___________________________ 'Whip-smart, hilarious, and filled with eye-opening insights on every page.' Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother 'Beautifully written and filled with actionable advice . . . It really feels like having a superpower!' Héctor García, co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life ‘Nunchi is the Korean superpower you need now’ Evening Standard ‘We could all help ourselves by practising the ancient art of Nunchi’ The Times

Perfectly Imperfect Love

Perfectly Imperfect Love is the Story of Sanjay & Sonam who were deeply in love, but they eventually fell apart. It is also about Diya who somehow becomes a part of this Story that was always supposed to be about the other two.

Author: Sankalp Shrivastava

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 174

Love as confusing as it is, has a routine set of rules. You have a Boy & a Girl, both get-together and fall in love. But what happens when that love falls apart, what happens when even after loving the girl with all his heart the boy keeps hurting her in every moment. What happens when the girl gets her heartbroken & decides to walk away, leaving the boy question his own existence. What happens when another girl comes in & makes that boy dream again, only to become a part of that dream herself. What happens when unexpectedly the first girl comes back into his life, leaving the boy perplexed, whom to love whom to not? Perfectly Imperfect Love is the Story of Sanjay & Sonam who were deeply in love, but they eventually fell apart. It is also about Diya who somehow becomes a part of this Story that was always supposed to be about the other two. Will Sanjay give in to his infatuation for Diya? Will Sanjay & Sonam move on in life or their love will eventually bring them back together? What will happen when love is all they have & still no one knows will it ever be enough.

Imperfect Love

Two people begrudgingly perfect for each other, creates the ideal recipe for imperfect love.

Author: Isabella White

Publisher: Fire Quill Publishers

ISBN: 0994653638

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 390

Two people begrudgingly perfect for each other, creates the ideal recipe for imperfect love. At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has the perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle. Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake 'Hooligan' Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lies ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family's hospital. Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?

A Perfectly Imperfect Love

As sweet as the cupcakes she bakes, Regina Santos finds herself attracted to trouble, and he goes by the name of Brayden Caffee.

Author: Nikki Vale

Publisher: Nikki Vale

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 361

As sweet as the cupcakes she bakes, Regina Santos finds herself attracted to trouble, and he goes by the name of Brayden Caffee. Regina is a delicate flower that bloomed with little sunlight. She has a heart of pure gold that is twice as soft. Her attraction to Brayden is instant heat. But Regina is hesitant to get too close, fearing she just might get burned. Brayden is a rough-around-the-edges firefighter with a notorious reputation with the ladies. He isn't against being in a relationship, Brayden just hasn't found a woman that makes him want to commit. Can the gentle Regina tame bad-boy Brayden's wild ways or will they both go up in flames?

Messy Spirituality

Welcome to the club. Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who are convinced we just don't do Christianity right.

Author: Mike Yaconelli

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310867878

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 830

I Guess I’m Not a Very Good Christian . . .Do you feel like:I don’t pray enoughI don’t read my Bible enoughI don’t share my faith enoughI don’t love God enoughI’m not committed enoughI’m not spiritual enoughThen this book is for you. Messy Spirituality was written for the silent majority of us who have been convinced that we just don’t do Christianity right. We spend most of our lives worried about what we don’t do instead of what we have done, focused on our imperfections instead of God’s fondness for the imperfect. Why? Because we’ve been bombarded with books, tapes, talks, seminars, and movies convincing us that real Christianity is all about perfection.Michael Yaconelli dares to suggest that imperfection, infiniteness, and messiness are, in fact, the earmarks of true Christianity; that real Christianity is messy, erratic, lopsided . . . and gloriously liberating. What if genuine faith begins with admitting we will never have our act completely together? Maybe messy disciples are exactly the kind of imperfect people Jesus came to earth for and whose company he actually enjoyed--and still enjoys. If you want to find Jesus today, look for him in the midst of burned-out believers, moral misfits, religious incompetents . . . men and women whose lives are, well, messy. Messy Spirituality is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to’s and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

The Christian Doctrine of God

... of its sweet unselfishness does love lose its desire for reciprocation , without
which it would be but an imperfect thing . Love unreturned has often a marvellous
beauty of its own , and love not yet returned may be the secret of high endeavour
 ...

Author: William Newton Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: God

Page: 477

View: 136


The Miscellaneous Theological Works of Henry Hammond to which is Prefixed the Life of the Author by John Fell A practical catechism 16th ed To which is prefixed the life of the author by John Fell

And although very great things are said of 13 . faith , as of the only condition of
justification and salvation , yet , 1. this is when it is in conjunction with charity ,
faith consummate by love . And 2. it is observable , that the most imperfect things
are ...

Author: Henry Hammond

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Anglican Communion

Page:

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A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion

This degree of love , by which we are ready to lose at , rather than commit a
grievous sin , is absolutely necessary to salvation ; but this is not the ... Our love is
imperfect when we love God chiefly because we expect good things from Him .

Author: Joseph Deharbe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Catechisms, English

Page: 327

View: 608


Love imperfect

New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.

Author: Christopher T. Leland

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334959

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 464

New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.

Dating Detox

Featuring daily reflections and resolutions, this forty-day detox provides a practical "cleanse" for those who want to purify themselves from the poisoned dating culture and live a life of authentic freedom, respect, and love.

Author: Kevin and Lisa Cotter

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497433

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 763

"If we want love, why do we often settle for less?" — from the Foreword by Jason and Crystalina Evert Tired of toxic relationships, many young adults want to clean up their love lives. They desire to give their lives to Christ and turn away from sin—but without a concrete plan, they quickly fall back into old habits. Featuring daily reflections and resolutions, this forty-day detox provides a practical "cleanse" for those who want to purify themselves from the poisoned dating culture and live a life of authentic freedom, respect, and love. Inside you'll find: Compelling and clear explanations of "God's plans for love, dating, and sex"Hopeful true-life stories of people who have successfully moved from desiring chastity to actually living itPractical tools, habits, and strategies to live more virtuously with joy and freedom

Imperfect Love Story

Author: Rachael Brownell

Publisher: Rachael Brownell

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 775

What if you were given a second chance at first love? Would you take it? 5… The number of years since I’ve been home. 4… The number of people who know my secret. 3… The number of times I attempted to move on. 2… The number of months I spent crying after I left. 1… The number of men I’ll love in my lifetime. They say everyone has one true love, one person who was made just for them. A person they were meant to spend the rest of their life with. For me, that person was Wyatt. Our love was perfect. When we were together, nothing else mattered. Not college. Not our parents. Because our relationship wasn’t about anyone else. We had big plans for our future together. The thing about life… it doesn’t always go as planned.