Live a More Beautiful Life: 6 Steps

Finding timeless beauty in our lives is so simple using this inspiring list of six easy steps found in “The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty” by Robyn Griggs Lawrence.

Take a moment to savor this inspiring list, and one-by-one integrate
these suggestions into your life. Following these ideas, alone, will
inspire your days to be more authentic and full of beauty.

1. Give Yourself Five Minutes of Quiet
Do this each day, and work up to more time bit-by-bit.

2. Visit a Flea Market
No need to buy anything unless you want it; note what speaks to you.

3. Take a Daily or Weekly Walk Outdoors
Notice all that relates to the seasons such as the colors and light.

4. Make Something–Anything
Make something with found objects, objects from nature, a piece of pottery, or a painting. Place it in a prominent place and look at it often. Admire it.

5. Place One Flower, Branch, or Stem Nearby
Find this outside your front door, place it in view inside your home, and every time you see it “admire its singular beauty,” as author Lawrence so aptly writes.

6. Create a Treasure Alcove
Place anything you want in this special place, from a stone to an inspiring book. Begin by replacing this treasure trove every season, then more frequently until you can change it every day.

Inspired by The Wabi-Sabi House, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence (Clarkson Potter, 2004).


Bryna Pizzo
Bryna Pizzo4 years ago

Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

Val M.
Val M4 years ago


Edvanir L.
Edvanir L5 years ago

Good to see that a few things I have donne are in the list. It makes me feel I'm on the right direction. Thank you!

Patricia H.
Patricia H.5 years ago

thanks for the tips

Heidi H.
Past Member 5 years ago

What good ideas. Thank you. I know that my life changed once I began to create and this led to finding objects and refurbishing them and recreating then. We should all find the creator inside each of us. It opens our world.

Your articles are so inspiring. Thank you.

Back Again H.
Past Member 5 years ago

Very good tips. Thanks.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Great article! Thanks for sharing!

Mercedes P.
Mercedes P5 years ago

Thank you!

Kelly Rogers5 years ago

What wonderful ideas. I agree when I place flowers around I notice I smile more and feel more light hearted.

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana6 years ago

Thank you. Focus and merging of ourselves into the activity without expectation, has a joyful experience