Incredibly Imperfect: The Wabi Sabi Approach to Small Business with Spiritual Potter, Karl Kalbaugh-Ep. 185


"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

Seeking perfection is asking for the ultimate resistance to the things we know we are meant to do. This week, we are challenging ourselves to not only discard our quest for perfection, but to allow ourselves to embrace the wonderful gifts of an imperfect object, skill, idea, business, and life.

Helping us, is our friend and potter, Karl Kalbaugh. Karl is the founder of Terra Dharma, LLC and his work and writing can be found online at Karl's Pottery. Karl's manifesto is that everything he creates has to have heart. His spiritual approach to his work embraces the Wabi Sabi world view, so he was the perfect person to join us on exploring this topic.

From Wikipedia: Wabi Sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".[2] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering ( ku?) and emptiness or absence of self.

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