In this episode, we explore the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, the art of imperfection.
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[0:25] Our home town has more coffee shops per capita than…
[1:35] Catching up…Clay’s been traveling and Sarah’s back to work at last
[4:25] Heading out to Japan in our minds…and finding Wabi-Sabi
[6:45] Clay comments on our drive for Perfection and we discuss where it might come from?
[12:02] Sarah explores definitions of wabi-sabi
[14:35] Can the value of authenticity help us combat our perfectionist streaks?
[17:28] Wabi – the bittersweet melancholy of being alone, Sabi…
[18:40] What’s the difference between striving to do our best & trying to be perfect?
[21:37] Sarah wonders whether you can even be authentic if you’re striving for perfection
[23:45] Clay asks what “perfect” means
[25:22] Sarah describes why she loves Seth Godin’s podcast episode “Shun the Nonbelievers”
[33:20] How Clay applies wabi-sabi to drawing
[37:00] Sarah wonders whether it is easier to start by applying wabi-sabi to external things first if it feels difficult to embrace our own imperfections
[42:20] Clay’s wabi-sabi carpentry company
[43:00] Sarah discusses how we can do wabi-sabi yoga