"Wabi Sabi embodies the Zen nihilistic cosmic view and seeks beauty in the imperfections found as all things, in a constant state of flux, evolve from nothing and devolve back too nothing.
Wabi Sabi is an intuitive appreciation of a transient beauty in the physical world that reflects the irreversible flow of life in the spiritual world. It is an understated beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect, and even decayed, an aesthetic sensibility that finds a melancholy beauty in the impermanence of all things."
In my own words, the art and practice of simplicity.
No fancy tea ware, just the bare essentials in creating the perfect cup of tea.
A time of reflection and internal cleansing is needed periodically.
I will be moving from my comfortable home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and braving the world in the state of Indiana.
My dorm room awaits me.
With this state of mind, Wabi Sabi, I think about the necessities that I will need.
Selective packing is on my schedule for the next two days.
One can only wonder what I shall chance upon in the future.
"Wabi Sabi: it appreciates the fleeting moment for itself, not for what the future may or may not bring."
I will take the moments in as they are presented to me.
God willing, I will have opportunity to do His will, work for Him, and trust in Him. Amen.
I shall not be posting for a while, due to the hustle and bustle of modern society and the journey of relocation.
So until then, God bless.
Da Yu Ling, winter 2015
18 hours ago