Love for Imperfect Things
Haemin Sunim

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Narrated By: Raymond Lee

Duration: 4 hours and 1 minute

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim, read by Raymond Lee.

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.


'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'

'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'

Genre

Mind, body, spirit: thought & practice, Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualization, Mindfulness, Philosophy of mind, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem & positive mental attitude

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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

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

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'

Haemin writes beautifully and simply so these vital life lessons resonate easily and deeply