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Wabi-Sabi…

…is a Japanese concept that essentially underlines the grace and beauty of things that one would typically consider asymmetrical, incomplete, or imperfect.

Wikipedia notes, “Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.”

What a great word to waltz with for the next seven days.

When we’re off the hook of perfection, we can then be held and hold the rest of the world with a hope that rests outside the lines of superficiality, perfection, and the status-quo.

Say it with me…wabi-sabi.

Better yet…see it with me.

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Podcast 58: A Conversation with John Mark Comer

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John Mark Comer lives Portland, OR, with his with wife Tammy and their three kids – Jude, Moses, and Sunday.

He’s the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, right in the center of the city (by Powell’s Books if you’ve ever been to Portland).

John Mark is also the author of numerous books; My Name is Hope, Loveology, Garden City, and his most recent, God has a Name.

You can download or stream this episode and all of the other episodes of Let The Music Play Podcast in iTunes or at AshtonGustafson.com.

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This week can we…

…speak with light and love?

…celebrate the success of another?

…earn our 10,000 hours?

…become a redemptive presence in our relationships, careers, and lives?

…ask greater questions?

…be ok with greater mystery?

…not fight the current of process?

…enjoy the process?

…love an enemy?

…forgive an enemy?

…dare to be seen?

 

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Will you join me and 20 friends this June in Waco, TX?

Greetings!

I hope this finds you and yours doing well!

I wanted to invite you to a gathering I’ll be hosting at my home in Waco, TX this June 16-17.

Our focus for this gathering is going to be on the Enneagram. Never heard of the Enneagram? No worries…we still want you to join us!

In short, the Enneagram helps us to see ourselves at a deeper, more objective level and can be of invaluable assistance on our path to self-knowledge.

About a year ago I started to study and use the Enneagram as a tool for my life, relationships, and businesses….it’s been a total game changer.

We are limiting this gathering to 20 people and we are going to be joined by Chris Heuertz, one the of nation’s leading voices in the Enneagram space. You can find all of the information on this event at http://ashtongustafson.com/enneagram.

We hope you’ll come join us in Texas!

Cheers,

Ashton

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