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Kokoro: Lessons in living well from rural Japan
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Kokoro: Lessons in living well from rural Japan (Hardback)

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Kokoro: Lessons in living well from rural Japan is an original and timely guide to slowing down and reconnecting with ourselves, inspired by Japanese culture, wisdom and traditions.



Kokoro is one of those beautiful, hard-to-translate Japanese words with many shades of meaning. It translates as 'heart' while capturing so much more than that. The word kokoro elicits a sense of the heart being the place where our essence resides, whilst also representing that essence itself. It is what we find when everything else is stripped away.



In Wabi Sabi readers learnt the Zen-inspired principle that nothing is permanent and everything is changing. In Kokoro they will discover that actually that principle applies to everything but our kokoro, which remains the same throughout our lives. Much of modern life distracts us from this truth, but when we slow down and tune in, we can find an unchanging stillness, and a quiet place of knowing deep inside.



Readers will journey with Beth through rural Japan, away from the tourist trail, meeting a host of real people with thought-provoking life lessons to share. These lessons will be interpreted in a Western context, through insights into the author's own pursuit of a slower, richer life in England, one where she is connected to and living by her own kokoro.



Practical advice and exercises will help readers dive deep into who they really are, while exploring their own version of 'slow living', and making significant shifts towards calm and contentment.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeMind, Body & SpiritMind, Body, Spirit: thought & practicePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReference & ResearchAdvice GuidesLiving & working abroadTravel & MapsTravel tips & advice: general Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 21/01/2021 ISBN-13: 9780349425580  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Beth Kempton has a Masters Degree in Japanese and has spent many years living and working in Japan, which she considers her second home. Over the years she has studied papermaking, flower arranging, pottery, noren-making, calligraphy, the tea ceremony, and weaving in Japan. Collectively these experiences have led to a deep love of the country and a rare understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances. She has been inhaling the magic and mystery of Japan - and been influenced by its philosophy and aesthetics - for over two decades. Beth is also an award-winning entrepreneur and the bestselling author of Wabi Sabi, Calm Christmas and a Happy New Year, and Freedom Seeker. She is the co-founder of the online design magazine MOYO (which is Japanese for 'pattern'). She describes herself as a wanderer, an adventurer and a seeker of beauty. As Founder and CEO of Do What You Love, Beth has produced and delivered online courses and workshops that have helped thousands of people all over the world to discover their passion, explore their creativity and live a more inspired life. Named a 'Rising Star' by Spirit & Destiny Magazine, Beth was also nominated as Kindred Spirit Magazine Mind Body Spirit Blogger of the Year 2017. Her blog was recently named one of the Best Happiness Blogs on the Planet. She is the author of 'Freedom Seeker: Live more. Worry less. Do what you love." (Hay House, 2017). She previously trained in TV presenter skills at NTV in Tokyo, and many moons ago hosted her own TV show on Yamagata Cable Television in northern Japan. Beth has written about Japan and Oriental philosophy in various publications including Wanderlust, Yoga Magazine and Where Women Create. Beth is the mother of two small girls who fill her with joy every single day. www.bethkempton.com

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