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Love for Imperfect Things: The Sunday Times Bestseller: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for...
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Haemin Sunim
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Love for Imperfect Things: The Sunday Times Bestseller: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Haemin Sunim



The self, ego, identity, personality;
Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem;
Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice;
Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation


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No one is perfect. But that doesn't stop us from imagining ourselves smarter, funnier, richer, or thinner, and how much happier we would then be.

Love for Imperfect Things, by the bestselling Korean monk, Haemin Sunim, shows how the path to happiness and peace of mind includes not only strong relationships with others, but also letting go of worries about ourselves. Packed with his typical spiritual wisdom, Sunim teaches us to embrace our flaws rather than trying to overcome them, and demonstrates that love has very little to do with perfection.

With chapters on self-compassion, relationships, empathy, courage, family, healing, our true nature, and acceptance, as well as beautiful full-colour illustrations, Love for Imperfect Things is a much-needed guide for learning to love ourselves - imperfections and all.

By:   Haemin Sunim
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 186mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   496g
ISBN:   9780241331125
ISBN 10:   0241331129
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Haemin Sunim is one of the most influential Zen Buddhist teachers and writers in the world. Born in South Korea and educated at Berkeley, Harvard, and Princeton, he received formal monastic training in Korea and taught Buddhism at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He has more than a million followers on Twitter (@haeminsunim) and Facebook and lives in Seoul when not traveling to share his teachings. In Korea, The Things You Can See sold more than three million copies and spent 41 weeks at number one.

It's cheering that a voice as quietly friendly as Haemin's can make you a mega-celebrity . . . Haemin is especially eloquent on life's smaller dissatisfactions, and how they can sometimes be trickier to deal with than the bigger, more dramatic ones -- Oliver Burkeman * Guardian * Haemin Sunim has hit it out of the park again by offering sound pragmatic advice in an insightful, accessible manner. In Love for Imperfect Things he reminds us that our imperfections are part of our perfection, and we are perfect beings. This book needs to be at every bedside so that we can all go to sleep with a smile -- Allan Lokos, founder/guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center (NYC) and author of Patience; The Art of Peaceful Living, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living A real treasure. It teaches us that compassion is at the heart of healing . . . starting with ourselves. I highly recommend this book -- Christiane Northrup, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom With his warmth, intellect, and compassionate wisdom, Haemin Sunim awakens and enhances one's love for self-an invaluable gift for all of us -- Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC; author of Through the Flames, Patience, and Pocket Peace Beyond all barriers of culture and religions, Love of Imperfect Things speaks to every human heart, because Haemin Sunim speaks from the innermost heart-the heart of compassion -- Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB, author of Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer Haemin Sunim is the real deal. The simplicity and beauty of his teachings go straight to the heart. Keep this book close by-it will awaken wisdom and deepen your love of life -- Tara Brach, bestselling author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge A treasure! I don't have to be perfect? What incredible news. This book hit me like a ton of bricks and made many anxieties melt away -- Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation A remarkable gift, a compendium of practical wisdom. It is accessible brilliance * Allan Lokos, founder and guiding teacher, Community Meditation Center, NYC, on 'The Things You Can See' * Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated . . . this is a book to keep close at hand * Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World', on 'The Things You Can See' * Haemin writes beautifully and simply so these vital life lessons resonate easily and deeply -- Miranda Hart You can be the most amazing human being in the world and everyone sees rays of light, love, and genius when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that external admiration doesn't matter one bit. Haemin Sunim teaches you ways to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you. It makes a world of difference -- Marc and Angel Chernoff, New York Times bestselling authors of Getting Back to Happy Heartwarming, calming and simple . . . filled with wisdom and powerful truths that will teach us to love ourselves first in order to transform our relationships with our loved ones -- Hector Garcia, author of IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Beautifully wise insights into how we're all perfectly imperfect. A masterclass in letting go. As soothing to my whirring 'must do better!' mind as slipping into a hot bath when I'm cold -- Catherine Gray, author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober 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 * Susan Cain, author of Quiet * A wonderful book . . . Zen teacher Haemin Sunim describes with great clarity the suffocating effect of perfectionism - how damaging it is to think your worth as a person is solely dependent on how you perform. Then, page by page, he shows you how to reclaim your freedom and your life * Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World' * A wonderful book * Mark Williams, co-author of 'Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World' *

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