Wabi Sabi Love

Wabi Sabi Love : The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

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Love. It's right up there with air, food and water as the most necessary of ingredients for existence. And yet, for many people, it's the hardest thing to find and perhaps even harder to hold on to. We all know the statistics, but finally, there is hope. "Wabi Sabi Love" by relationship expert Arielle Ford offers a new relationship model with a modern-day twist on an ancient concept. Based on the ancient Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection known as Wabi-Sabi, "Wabi Sabi Love" introduces the art of learning to love your partner's imperfections rather than believing the fantasy that your relationship is only working when both people are acting perfectly and behaving in ways that are acceptable to the other. This concept provides the next evolution for sustaining love and romantic partnership: a new set of foundational principles that give rise to authentic, meaningful, fulfilling, and fun relationships by shifting the focus from what's wrong to what's right. Putting on the "rose colored glasses" leads to more happiness and satisfaction in relationships. The happiest couples focus on what's right and not on what's wrong.
"Wabi Sabi Love" shows couples a pathway to love, peace and harmony. Truly.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 185.42 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Harperelixir
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062003755
  • 9780062003751
  • 280,109

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"Wabi Sabi Love is uplifting and full of the truth about what it takes to keep love alive." -- Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of New York Times bestseller Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom "Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love weds ancient wisdom and modern concerns to create the formula for a sustainable, loving relationship for years to come." -- Deepak Chopra "My sister, Arielle, is a master of everlasting love. With this foolproof guide to sustaining relationships beyond 'I do,' she shares her hard-won wisdom of keeping love alive and thriving! Wabi Sabi Love is a must read for every couple in search of a happily ever after." -- Debbie Ford, New York Times Bestselling author of The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse "Wabi Sabi Love really works. My husband and I follow Arielle's wisdom and enjoy a deeply meaningful, totally fulfilling and loving marriage." -- Peggy McColl , Author of New York Times bestseller Your Destiny Switch "Wabi Sabi Love shows you how to have a completely fulfilling love relationship. Arielle is a master teacher in guiding others to create deep and lasting love. Listen to her, follow her sage advice, and you'll experience relationship bliss." -- Marci Shimoff, Author of New York Times bestseller Love For No Reason This book is a treasure trove of inspiration that offers an abundance of great ideas and information. I highly recommend it. -- Gay Hendricks "This book is a revelation. With the Wabi Sabi mind-shift, your relationship will change forever, and you'll discover that the love, acceptance, and passion you'd always hoped for was there all along. This truly is a portrait of how to develop love that lasts a lifetime." -- Jack Canfield, Co-author of The Success Principles "It's a worthwhile read for anyone in a relationship." -- Library Journal "The stories Ford uses to illustrate the Wabi Sabi principles, both from her own relationship and those of other couples, will make you laugh and nod your head and decide to give the ideas a try." -- Retailing Insight "Arielle Ford's Wabi Sabi Love is a compassionate and inspired guide to creating more loving relationships. It's a book I plan to read again and again, and keep close by for a long time!" -- Gloria Loring, singer, actress and author, Coincidence Is God's way of Remaining Anonymous
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Back cover copy

Love. It's right up there with air, food, and water as the most necessary of ingredients for existence. And yet it is one of the hardest things to find, and perhaps an even harder thing to hold on to.

The truth is you're not perfect, and neither is your partner. But you can be perfectly imperfect together. In Wabi Sabi Love, international bestselling author and relationship expert Arielle Ford applies the wisdom of Wabi Sabi--the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection--to love relationships. Wabi Sabi Love is the practice of exploring, embracing, and cherishing the quirks, irritations, and limitations that make you and your partner unique and that form your shared history as a couple.

Wabi Sabi Love provides the tools to see yourself, your partner, and your partnership in an entirely new light, develop a deep and profound appreciation for each other, and experience more balance, harmony, and joy in your relationship than ever before. Wabi Sabi Love teaches you to:

turn conflict into connection and differences into mutual passionsmove from "annoyed" to "enjoyed"establish new beliefs and habits that better serve your relationshipcultivate humor, humility, and generosity to diffuse those moments when you would normally retreat or slip into tired judgments, criticisms, or resentments Using real-life stories of couples who applied Wabi Sabi and found their relationships transformed, Wabi Sabi Love can revolutionize your relationship whether you're navigating financial challenges, raising children, caring for aging parents, coping with a seemingly insurmountable betrayal, or just facing mundane frustrations and everyday stressors. By shifting the focus from what's wrong to what's right, Wabi Sabi Love reveals a pathway to true love and your happily ever after.
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About Arielle Ford

Arielle Ford is an acclaimed relationship expert and the international bestselling author of The Soulmate Secret.
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