Statement: The Japanese philosophy on wabi-sabi, which is the beauty of things imperfect, has a place in our psychology. The relentless pursuit of perfection — in possessions, relationships, achievements – often fosters hasty judgments. This is where wabi-sabi invites a pause. It opens space for acceptance and forgiveness, for mindfulness, for seeing the beauty of things flawed, including ourselves and our fellow human beings.
Statement: Vincent Van Gogh, his paintings being celebrated as some of the most influential art of all time, was combating frequent episodes of depression and paralysing anxiety. His art was his therapy and he found an unflinching sense of purpose through his painting, seeing his psychological struggles as his artistic truth.
Statement: Exercise your right to charter your course through life because if you don't know what you believe in, someone will come along and convince you to believe in their convictions. Consider these wise words by Aurelius, "Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."