Love for Imperfect Things

In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things--including your very own self.

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525504281

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: "The world could surely use a little more love, a little more compassion, and a little more wisdom. In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things--including your very own self." A #1 internationally bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections, by the Buddhist author of 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 inward and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at the office, 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, Zen Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom to the art of self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself--and the flaws that make you who you are--can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, your family, and your friends. With more than thirty-five full-color illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things will appeal to both your eyes and your heart, and help you learn to love yourself, your life, and everyone in it. When you care for yourself first, the world begins to find you worthy of care.

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

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Page: 272

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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."

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: 654

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.

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: 588

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.

On Love

Because it does not find perfect good in itself, if it loves itself only, its love cannot
be happy.2 Therefore, it is necessary that if it desires to love happily, it should
seek something other than itself to love. 2. If, however, it begins to love an
imperfect ...

Author: Hugh Feiss

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484347

Category: Religion

Page: 391

View: 148

The version of the Rule of St. Augustine used at the Abbey of St.Victor began with the command to love God above all things and ones neighbor as oneself. Not surprisingly, then, love was a pervasive theme in the writings produced there, many of which are introduced and translated here: (1)five lyrical essays by Hugh of St.Victor (d.1141): The Praise of Charity; The Betrothal Gift of the Soul; In Praise of the Spouse; On the Substance of Love; What Truly Should Be Loved?; (2)On the Four Degrees of Violent Love, by Richard of St.Victor (d.1173), which traces the likenesses and differences between romantic love and the love of God; (3)Achard of St.Victor (d.1170), Sermon5 and two of Adam of St.Victors sequences are examples of how these authors wove love into their writings; (4)excerpts from the Microcosmus by Godfrey of St.Victor (d.ca.1195), summarize the central place of love in his humanistic theological anthropology.

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: 149

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.

Korean Cultural Heritage Traditional lifestyles

The difference , as I mentioned above , lies in the Koreans ' love for the earth .
Love does not exist in isolation . ... can love something good and noble . True
love means loving imperfect things , troublesome things , things that are not so
good ...

Author: Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan

Publisher: Yeong & Yeong Book Company

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 500

This book examines traditional Korean life and includes information about Korea's regional traditions and folk culture.

The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments

4 , 5. Matt . xi . 28—30 . Rom . vii , 22and after his example ; and thus shew , that
though our 25. ) Indeed , the natural love of worldly objects , which is love is
imperfect , yet that we essentially differ from all found in every human heart ...

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Garrulities of an Octogenarian Editor

The secret of happiness is to love imperfect things 441 observation keen for
exceptional beauty or other merit , compare the specimens met with , and
suppose their yearning for an extraordinary one to be love , while in fact they may
go ...

Author: Henry Holt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page: 460

View: 806


Mother Dearest Imperfect Love

Still, things were never again the same between us. I rested for a week or two
and then returned to work. I continued to push myself, trying to forget my double
loss. When the Easter holiday came, I got a welcome change when my brothers
and ...

Author: Myrtle Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456880721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 906

is the story of a young woman's search for love, the challenges she faced in an unkind world, and the way in which she overcame obstacles and achieved her ultimate dream. This memoir tells the life story of Myrtle Morrison, who never received love from her mother and never knew the true identity of her father. The story relates how, through determination, Myrtle survived sexual harassment, a near-rape, a murder attempt, and much more to become a respected member of the community, a well-loved mother, and a source of inspiration for others.

Love imperfect

For a week after, she had taken DES or something. She still wondered if that
seven ... "Besides, there's something wonderfully subversive about taking rituals
of oppression and making them the rituals of love." She shook her head. That
was ...

Author: Christopher T. Leland

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334959

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 146

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

The Four Last Things

In the present state , our Love is imperfect ; and as Fire out of its Sphere dies
away by G our neglect to feed it by proper Mate rials , enamouring
Considerations of God . But in Heaven the uncreated Sun attracts every Eye with
the Light of his ...

Author: William Bates

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Eschatology

Page: 546

View: 959


Treatise on the Love of God

... by such, lights he can give the will some kind of vain, soft, tender and imperfect
love, by way of sensible complacency, ... vehement application of the spirit to the
consideration of high things : wherefore we must not think it strange if the devil, ...

Author: Saint Francis of Sales

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602065640

Category: God (Christianity)

Page: 604

View: 428


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: 509


Lombardi

All of you who were with this organization before the Fifty - nine season , when
things weren't exactly moving in the right direction . You never gave up ... But it
takes a special person to love something imperfect and unknown . That is the true
 ...

Author: Eric Simonson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822225324

Category: Drama

Page: 63

View: 802

THE STORY: Sport produces great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quotable personalities of all time. Though

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:

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Page: 327

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Aelred of Rievaulx on Love and Order in the World and the Church

... though it is devoted to the self-centered desire for imperfect things." It is not,
then, the image of God that humans have lost; it is his likeness that "has been lost
through the failing of the first parents." Aelred bemoans the loss of love's ordering
 ...

Author: John R. Sommerfeldt

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143238

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 714

"The universe is a product of God's infinite love, according to the expansive thinking of Aelred of Rievaulx, a Cistercian abbot of the Middle Ages. Aelred sees human existence, order, and action as reflections of God's love. But Aelred knows that, although they have been created for happiness, humans are neither perfect nor happy. At the same time, however, he is sure that the flood of God's love can overwhelm people who do not reject this divine gift. Because Aelred knows that humans exist only in relationship, he searches out the social order necessary for happiness. So he explores the nature of the church as a community and the support that each social group or calling gives to the whole of existence." "This study examines how Aelred sees God informing the cosmos, and the humans who inhabit it, according to the divine order and principle of love. It follows Aelred's analysis of the disordering sources of human unhappiness, which happens when humans reject God's love, and then investigates Aelred's understanding of God's re-ordering of the human condition through the gifts and graces flowing from his greatest gift: his son, Jesus."--BOOK JACKET.

Imperfect Spirituality

Love completely. When you settle into a comfort zone with your imperfections you
are more open and secure and able to give and receive love. It's a powerful thing
to share all that you are and be loved anyhow. Live with vitality. To frequently ...

Author: Polly Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936740273

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

View: 231

Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path toward enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide sometimes the only opportunity for spiritual growth in a day. Imperfect Spiritualityshows readers how to integrate those every-day moments with traditional spiritual techniques to experience personal growth and greater well-being all in the course of your regular routine. Any activity can be transformed into a spiritual practice. Don’t have a half-hour to meditate? Can't drop everything ala Elizabeth Gilbert and trek to Italy or India? Do a mini-meditation while stopped at a red light. Working to be mindful and present? Start by brushing your teeth. Imperfect Spirituality is filled with practical tips and dozens of examples like these, as well as anecdotes from real people who are striving to grow both spiritually and personally. Each chapter features fascinating research about how the mind body spirit connection really works as well as illuminating ,quotes, and informative, easy-to-do takeaways from leading-edge academic and spiritual experts who both study and practice the techniques explored in the book. Popular blogger and workshopper Polly Campbel, a favorite journalist for Daily Om and Psychology Today, emerges here as a fresh and important new voice in spirituality who offers a path to enlightenment for "the rest of us."

Good Night Henry

Although he found little to love in the dog ' s appearance , its kind heart won him
over . Tucker ' s dogs taught him how to love imperfect things . The young father
who ran away from his armless son learned the complexities of love from his ...

Author: Jennifer Olds

Publisher: Nal Accent

ISBN: 9780451215185

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 398

Melvina Brown, a single mother struggling to raise her two sons--smart, tough Archie, and Theo, who dreams of playing baseball despite his single arm--while holding together the family's California horse farm, is confronted by the pain of the past, when her estranged husband shows up, wanting to make up for lost time with his sons. A first novel. Original.