Wabi Sabi originates from the 14th century in Japan as a counter movement or opposition to the ongoing strive for perfection: live in the present by the empowerment of imperfection.
Wabi Sabi is an open minded, relaxed way of looking at life, without the pressure of having to strive for the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect picture according to the general benchmarks of the Western culture. Leave things out, the beauty of imperfection, the power of ephemerality, floating on the seasons of life.
But above all: live in the present. Live now. Accept and appreciate what you have. Be grateful. This is what Wabi Sabi stands for.
Next to the fact it is a life philosophy, you see a lot of influences of Wabi Sabi in art, design and literature. Think about the a-symmetrical patterns and working with different structures and forms. Wabi Sabi shares a profound predilection for nature and the accessory processes, like the beauty of ageing