“Wabi Sabi Love”, by Arielle Ford, is a relationship how-to book like non other. Today, Arielle shares how to create more space in your life for more love. Plus…she is kind enough to contribute THREE signed copies of her Wabi Sabi Love as a Speakerpalooza giveaway! More info about how to enter to win her signed book following Arielle’s article. ***Giveaway below – Ends June 15th***
By Arielle Ford
Bestselling Author, The Soulmate Secret & Wabi Sabi Love
La Jolla, CA USA
We’ve all been brainwashed. It’s true. Modern day society and the media have brainwashed us to seek and expect perfection in every area of our lives. From our bodies, our children, careers, homes and even our significant other, we are constantly seeking perfection which, for many of us, leads to an ongoing state of frustration and dissatisfaction because we know that perfection is not possible.
I believe we should just change the word “perfection” to “pure fiction!”
Here’s the good news:
Imperfection rocks! It’s the key to happiness. Really.
Let me explain.
There is an ancient Japanese aesthetic known as wabi sabi that honors all things old, worn, weathered, imperfect, and impermanent. In fact, it seeks to find “beauty and perfection” in the imperfections. For instance, if you had a large vase with a big crack down the middle of it, a Japanese art museum would put the vase on a pedestal and shine a spotlight on the crack!
By embracing the wabi sabi path you not only find more love and beauty for your own imperfections you can also practice Wabi Sabi Love — a new and exciting approach to relationship that shows you how to see your partner in a whole new light, so you begin to appreciate, even celebrate your partner’s imperfections.
Wabi Sabi Love transforms “tired” relationships so they feel new, fresh, and exciting—like you’re on your honeymoon again!
Remember the early days of your relationship when your partner could do no wrong and every unusual habit or quirk was fascinating or adorable? How is it that when the honeymoon phase ends, those things you once
found “adorable” now annoy, frustrate, or make you crazy? And, more importantly, how can we let go of these frustrations?
By learning and practicing Wabi Sabi Love you begin to accept the flaws, imperfections, and limitations – as well as the gifts and blessings – that form your shared history as a couple. Acceptance and its counterpart, understanding, are crucial to achieving relationship harmony. It’s is sacred love, the highest form of love, and like most things worth striving for in life requires patience, commitment, personal responsibility, and practice. Imagine how great you will feel when you know your partner loves all of you, all the time? The good, the bad, and everything in between.
Why would you take the time to learn how to apply Wabi Sabi Love to your relationship? Because 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second marriages and 74% of third marriages all end in divorce! We aren’t born with the innate knowledge of how to “do” relationship. By becoming a Wabi Sabi Love artisan we create more space in our lives for more love, and isn’t that ultimately what we all really want?
One of the fastest ways to begin to apply Wabi Sabi Love is to realize that no matter what crazy-making thing your partner is doing, they did not wake up with the thought, “I plan to drive my spouse insane today.” Just like you, your partner wants to be loved for who they are, in spite of their short- comings. Make an effort to let them know they are loved even if some of their behavior is not. Work towards co-creative solutions.
Remember that it only takes one person to make a difference. Even if your partner isn’t willing to change that doesn’t mean all is lost. By taking personal responsibility for your own happiness, and making space for your partner to be who and what they are, magic can and often does happen. It’s when we are blaming and shaming that no progress can be made.
My soulmate of fourteen years, Brian, and I credit the success of our relationship to applying Wabi Sabi Love to everyday life.
If you are ready for more love, fun, harmony, and passion in your relationship, I encourage you to order this book today. There are several terrific free bonuses that come with it including audio workshops from John Gray, Harville Hendrix, Alison Armstrong and more!
Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 25 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. Her stellar career includes years as a prominent book publicist for Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Dean Ornish, Neale Donald Walsch, Debbie Ford and many others. She is currently a radio host, publishing consultant, relationship expert, speaker, columnist and blogger for the Huffington Post. www.arielleford.com. Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eight books including her latest Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships and the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction. She has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.” She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/ soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends.
For more information on Arielle, please visit www.wabisabilove.com
Arielle is giving away 3 autographed copies of her book Wabi Sabi Love
For a sneak peak and to download the first chapter of Wabi Sabi Love for free click here.
The giveaway for a signed copy of Wabi sabi Love has the same rules as the other Speakerpalooza giveaways:
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