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Love for Imperfect Things

How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection
Narrated by: Raymond Lee
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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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 as smarter, funnier, richer or thinner and how much happier we would then be. 

Love for Imperfect Things, by the best-selling 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, Love for Imperfect Things is a much-needed guide for learning to love ourselves - imperfections and all.

©2019 Haemin Sunim (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic reviews

"Universal truths, beautifully expressed, lovingly illustrated...this is a book to keep close at hand." (Mark Williams, coauthor 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)

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a bit patronizing

It's a good manual to be a good adult. However, a bit patronizing and the analogies or examples are quite cliched. Some part is also quite black and white. It might just be me who is lost but there's a lot of grey zones that this book ignores.

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  • Daniel Salleh
  • 24-10-19

Insightful yet very helpful!

I really recommend this audiobook to anyone. Points are relatable, the flow is smooth and what a relaxing narrator!