I am learning to love chores, such as cleaning my rooms, walking to the grocery store, washing the dishes - I see it as an opportunity to be away from stimulations. to appreciate idle mode. to let my mind wander. to just be.
Wabi-sabi is about taking pleasure in the imperfect. it acknowledges three simple realities: “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect."
“You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discover that it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that he is alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important.”
— James Baldwin, Conversations with James Baldwin
(Probably) the only universal, perpetually applicable life advice you’ll come across.
1. Recognize every single aspect of your life (relationships, values, identity, skills, etc) is an expression of Darwin’s theory, then:
2. Grow mutations
3. Colonize new niches