Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
Author: Haemin Sunim
Illustrated by Lisk Feng
Translated by Deborah Smith, Haemin Sunim
9780241331149 | PB | pp. 270 | 2020 | Penguin Books
In Love for Imperfect Things, Zen Buddhist Haemin Sunim shares his wisdom on self-care arguing that self-acceptance is the key to transforming our lives and achieving happiness.
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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.
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