A hidden treasure available to us all that offers peace, balance, and freedom.
Wabi means simplicity, quietude, harmony, peace, and poverty as in being stripped down to the basics.
Sabi means things that come with age or time, and taking pleasure in that which is old or well used; “the bloom of time” as someone once said.
Put those two words together and you have a feeling similar to faith—hard to explain, but a way of knowing that represents the peaceful acceptance of things as they are, including imperfection, impermanence, and incompleteness.
Wabi Sabi asks us to slow down and look at things deeply, discovering beauty that might ordinarily be passed over in unexpected places.