SOCIAL SCIENCES

Love for Imperfect Things: How To Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection

Viking. Dec. 2018. 272p. tr. from Korean by Deborah Smith. ISBN 9780143132288. $20; ebk. ISBN 9780525504283. PERSONAL GROWTH/SPIRITUALITY
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Zen Buddhist teacher Sunim (The Things You See Only When You Slow Down) applies his own experiences and those of the people he's mentored to teach us to accept the imperfections of others and ourselves in a more compassionate way, paying close attention to self-care and the need to listen to and voice our own feelings as well as hearing the opinions of those around us. Chapters on "family," "relationships," "courage," and "enlightenment" feature stories and guidance on the topic as well as tidbits of wisdom to apply to everyday life.
VERDICT Quick, easy lessons for developing and increasing our practice of empathy toward ourselves and others.
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