Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection (UK)

ISBN: 9780241331149
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From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

"Hearing the words 'be good to yourself first, then to others' was like being struck by lightning."

Many of us respond to the pressures of life by turning inwards and ignoring problems, sometimes resulting in anxiety or depression. Others react by working harder at work, at school or at home, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people we love happier.

But what if being yourself is enough? Just as we are advised on airplanes to take our own oxygen first before helping others, we must first be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.

In this beautiful follow-up to his international bestseller The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, Buddhist monk Haemin Sunim turns his trademark wisdom and kindness to self-care, arguing that only by accepting yourself - and the flaws which make you who you are - can you have compassionate and fulfilling relationships with your partner, family and friends.

"Even products labelled 'limited edition' are made on a production line with hundreds that are exactly the same. But there is only one you in the world."

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
nurul balqis

Love for Imperfect Things: How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection (UK)

Love for imperfect things

This is a wonderful book full of gentle wisdom. If you are looking for a self-help book to start your New Years off right, this is the book for you. In a easy to read format, these verses will help you heal from negative thoughts. The chapters were broken down into different categories: Self-Care, Family, Empathy, Relationships, Courage, Healing, Enlightenment and Acceptance. It made you feel better to know that even a struggled with depression and sadness. It's like author is talking directly to you and kindly compassionate way and gives you permission to be yourself. This was a great read. Highly recommended!


We are not perfect, everything in this world is not perfect. That is the first thing we need to accept.
This spiritual book got 8 chapter to explore. It started with self-care, where you will get to know how much it is important to be good to yourself first. How to accept yourself despite all the negativity around you. Overall, very calming reading, very inspiring, plus the illustration in this book are soo beautiful!

Anis Syahira Mhd Yusof
Great book

This book is filled of do-it-yourself tips. Let go, dealing with despair, hurt, rage, and anxiety are some of the themes explored in the book. Understanding the benefits of meditation and how to do it correctly.