I find that when we name or label something, we can store it in our mind easier and use it to draw from when we need it. It gives us a simple way to refer to something and make sense of it. I have a new word now to make sense of flaws and appreciate them … Wabi-sabi.
I was watching King of the Hill the other night and Bobby Hill used the term Wabi-sabi to turn a flaw and imperfection into a good thing. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term that captures the idea that imperfections can make things perfect.
According to Wikipedia, Wabi-sabi is beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” and it embraces authenticity by acknowledging “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”
I like that — embrace imperfection and find the beauty and authenticity in it … now that’s keeping it real!
Photo by inajeep.