Love for Imperfect Things

In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things--including your very own self.

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525504281

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: "The world could surely use a little more love, a little more compassion, and a little more wisdom. In Love for Imperfect Things, Haemin Sunim shows us how to cultivate all three, and to find beauty in the most imperfect of things--including your very own self." A #1 internationally bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about learning to love ourselves, with all our imperfections, by the Buddhist author of The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Hearing the words "be good to yourself first, then to others" was like being struck by lightning. 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. When you care for yourself first, the world begins to find you worthy of care.

Love for Imperfect Things

"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning.

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin Life

ISBN: 9780241331125

Category:

Page: 272

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From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down "Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning." Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, 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, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends. "Even products labelled 'limited edition' are made on a production line with hundreds that are exactly the same. But there is only one you in the world."

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim (which means “spontaneous wisdom”), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the ...

Author: Haemin Sunim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156420

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 748

The multimillion-copy bestselling book of spiritual wisdom about the importance of slowing down in our fast-paced world, by the Buddhist author of Love for Imperfect Things “Wise advice on how to reflect and slow down.” —Elle Is it the world that’s busy, or is it my mind? The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim (which means “spontaneous wisdom”), a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life. By offering guideposts to well-being and happiness in eight areas—including relationships, love, and spirituality—Haemin Sunim emphasizes the importance of forging a deeper connection with others and being compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves. The more than twenty full-color illustrations that accompany his teachings serve as calming visual interludes, encouraging us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.

On Love

Because it does not find perfect good in itself, if it loves itself only, its love cannot
be happy.2 Therefore, it is necessary that if it desires to love happily, it should
seek something other than itself to love. 2. If, however, it begins to love an
imperfect ...

Author: Hugh Feiss

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484347

Category: Religion

Page: 391

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The version of the Rule of St. Augustine used at the Abbey of St.Victor began with the command to love God above all things and ones neighbor as oneself. Not surprisingly, then, love was a pervasive theme in the writings produced there, many of which are introduced and translated here: (1)five lyrical essays by Hugh of St.Victor (d.1141): The Praise of Charity; The Betrothal Gift of the Soul; In Praise of the Spouse; On the Substance of Love; What Truly Should Be Loved?; (2)On the Four Degrees of Violent Love, by Richard of St.Victor (d.1173), which traces the likenesses and differences between romantic love and the love of God; (3)Achard of St.Victor (d.1170), Sermon5 and two of Adam of St.Victors sequences are examples of how these authors wove love into their writings; (4)excerpts from the Microcosmus by Godfrey of St.Victor (d.ca.1195), summarize the central place of love in his humanistic theological anthropology.

Perfect Love Imperfect Relationships

In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives.

Author: John Welwood

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834822757

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 431

While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why if love is so great and powerful are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood addresses these questions and shows us how to overcome the most fundamental obstacle that keeps us from experiencing love's full flowering in our lives. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships begins by showing how all our relational problems arise out of a universal, core wounding around love that affects not only our personal relationships but the quality of life in our world as a whole. This wounding shows up as a pervasive mood of unlove—a deep sense that we are not intrinsically lovable just as we are. And this shuts down our capacity to trust, so that even though we may hunger for love, we have difficulty opening to it and letting it circulate freely through us. This book takes the reader on a powerful journey of healing and transformation that involves learning to embrace our humanness and appreciate the imperfections of our relationships as trail-markers along the path to great love. It sets forth a process for releasing deep-seated grievances we hold against others for not loving us better and against ourselves for not being better loved. And it shows how our longing to be loved can magnetize the great love that will free us from looking to others to find ourselves. Written with penetrating realism and a fresh, lyrical style that honors the subtlety and richness of our relationship to love itself, this revolutionary book offers profound and practical guidance for healing our lives as well as our embattled world.

Garrulities of an Octogenarian Editor

The secret of happiness is to love imperfect things 441 observation keen for
exceptional beauty or other merit , compare the specimens met with , and
suppose their yearning for an extraordinary one to be love , while in fact they may
go ...

Author: Henry Holt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Authors, American

Page: 460

View: 292


The Power of Nunchi

The Korean sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, nunchi (pronounced noon-chee) can help you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to love. The Power of Nunchi will show you how.

Author: Euny Hong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525506268

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 265

Improve your nunchi. Improve your life. The Korean sixth sense for winning friends and influencing people, nunchi (pronounced noon-chee) can help you connect with others so you can succeed in everything from business to love. The Power of Nunchi will show you how. If you're thinking, "Not another Eastern fad: Marie Kondo already made me throw away half my clothes," don't worry--it's not a fad. Nunchi has been used by Koreans for more than 5000 years. It's what catapulted their nation from one of the world's poorest to one of the richest and most technologically advanced in half a century. And it's why K-pop--an unlikely global phenomenon, performed as it is in a language spoken only in Korea--is even a thing. The art of reading a room and understanding what others are thinking and feeling, nunchi is a form of emotional intelligence that anyone can learn--all you need is your eyes and ears. Have you ever wondered why your less-skilled coworker gets promoted before you, or why that one woman from your yoga class is always surrounded by adoring friends? They probably have great nunchi. Sherlock Holmes has great nunchi. Cats have great nunchi. Steve Jobs had great nunchi. With its focus on observing others rather than asserting yourself--it's not all about you!--nunchi is a refreshing antidote to our culture of self-promotion, and a welcome reminder to look up from your cell phone. Not some quaint Korean custom like taking off your shoes before entering a house, nunchi is the currency of life. The Power of Nunchi will show you how the trust and connection it helps you to build can open doors for you that you never knew existed.

Love Imperfect

New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.

Author: Christopher T. Leland

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814335369

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 151

New short stories from Christopher T. Leland that explore love in all of its forms and complexities.

The Christian Doctrine of God

... of its sweet unselfishness does love lose its desire for reciprocation , without
which it would be but an imperfect thing . Love unreturned has often a marvellous
beauty of its own , and love not yet returned may be the secret of high endeavour
 ...

Author: William Newton Clarke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: God

Page: 477

View: 410


Korean Cultural Heritage Traditional lifestyles

The difference , as I mentioned above , lies in the Koreans ' love for the earth .
Love does not exist in isolation . ... can love something good and noble . True
love means loving imperfect things , troublesome things , things that are not so
good ...

Author: Han'guk Kukche Kyoryu Chaedan

Publisher: Yeong & Yeong Book Company

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

View: 261

This book examines traditional Korean life and includes information about Korea's regional traditions and folk culture.

A Full Catechism of the Catholic Religion

This degree of love , by which we are ready to lose at , rather than commit a
grievous sin , is absolutely necessary to salvation ; but this is not the ... Our love is
imperfect when we love God chiefly because we expect good things from Him .

Author: Joseph Deharbe

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Catechisms, English

Page: 327

View: 794


Good Night Henry

Although he found little to love in the dog ' s appearance , its kind heart won him
over . Tucker ' s dogs taught him how to love imperfect things . The young father
who ran away from his armless son learned the complexities of love from his ...

Author: Jennifer Olds

Publisher: Nal Accent

ISBN: 9780451215185

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 761

Melvina Brown, a single mother struggling to raise her two sons--smart, tough Archie, and Theo, who dreams of playing baseball despite his single arm--while holding together the family's California horse farm, is confronted by the pain of the past, when her estranged husband shows up, wanting to make up for lost time with his sons. A first novel. Original.

The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments

4 , 5. Matt . xi . 28—30 . Rom . vii , 22and after his example ; and thus shew , that
though our 25. ) Indeed , the natural love of worldly objects , which is love is
imperfect , yet that we essentially differ from all found in every human heart ...

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The Holy Bible with Explanatory Notes Practical Observations and Copious Marginal References

... and to all men , for his sake , || ( Notes , Ps . cxix . 4 , 5. Matt . xi . 28–30 . Rom .
vii . 22and after his example ; and thus shew , that though our 25. ) Indeed , the
natural love of worldly objects , which is love is imperfect , yet that we essentially
 ...

Author: Thomas Scott (théologien)

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Mother Dearest Imperfect Love

Still, things were never again the same between us. I rested for a week or two
and then returned to work. I continued to push myself, trying to forget my double
loss. When the Easter holiday came, I got a welcome change when my brothers
and ...

Author: Myrtle Morrison

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456880721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 673

is the story of a young woman's search for love, the challenges she faced in an unkind world, and the way in which she overcame obstacles and achieved her ultimate dream. This memoir tells the life story of Myrtle Morrison, who never received love from her mother and never knew the true identity of her father. The story relates how, through determination, Myrtle survived sexual harassment, a near-rape, a murder attempt, and much more to become a respected member of the community, a well-loved mother, and a source of inspiration for others.

The New Testament for Learners

pleasure in unrighteousness , but rejoices with the truth in all things true and
noble ; covers all evil , believes all good , hopes against hope , and bears every
thing . ... knowledge is incomplete , our prophesying is imperfect , and when the
perfect state has come then these imperfect things must be banished . ... 66 And
so these three faith , hope , and love endure for ever ; and the greatest of them is
love .

Author: Henricus Oort

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 760

View: 927


The Bible for Learners

pleasure in unrighteousness , but rejoices with the truth in all things true and
noble ; covers all evil , believes all good , hopes against hope , and bears every
thing . " Love ... is incomplete , our prophesying is imperfect , and when the
perfect state has come then these imperfect things must be banished . ... And so
these three — faith , hope , and love — endure for ever ; and the greatest of them
is love .

Author: Henricus Oort

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page:

View: 882


Mount Tom

On the one hand a row . of perfect things that one wants to live with , and on the
other a row of imperfect things and imperfect people that one is obliged ... The
only way out seems to be to have a sense of humor — to love the imperfect
people .

Author: Gerald Stanley Lee

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Tom, Mount (Mass.)

Page:

View: 304


The Bible for young people by H Oort and I Hooykaas with the assistance of A Kuenen

I may have the full measure of faith so that I can move mountains ; but if I have not
love I am nothing . ... is incomplete , our prophesying is imperfect , and when the
perfect state has come then these imperfect things must be banished . When I ...

Author: Henricus Oort

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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The Power of Love

Love is both particular and universal , both personal and social , both affective
and steadfast , both creative and ... For our knowledge is imperfect and our
prophesying is imperfect ; but once perfection comes , all imperfect things will
disappear ...

Author: Donald Goergen

Publisher: Thomas More

ISBN: 9780883471081

Category: Love

Page: 321

View: 946