Finding Your Balance Using the Japanese Wisdom of Chowa
Akemi Tanaka, who formed Bunkasai Club back in 2011, has a new book due for publication later this month titled The Power Of Chowa.
The Japanese wisdom of chowa offers a fresh perspective on how to live, and new ways both to make space and find balance among the many different directions that modern life pulls us in.
Chowa is a Japanese concept that is often translated as ‘harmony’, but more accurately means ‘the search for balance’. Chowa is both a philosophy and a set of practices that can help us get to the heart of what is most important to us, and change our way of thinking about ourselves and others.
What does chowa mean for Akemi personally? “For me, it means actively working with what I have to bring balance to the way I live my life, doing what I can to treat each moment as a chance to check in with myself. I try to stay calm and collected so I can be prepared, and ask myself ‘what can I do here to best move things along, or respond to this person?'”
“The practice of doing this moment by moment ‘research’ produces a special quality of alertness, and even tension. There is a special balance to a room (what’s going on with other people) and to each of our own states of mind (what’s going on with me). When it comes to bigger changes and challenges, thinking about chowa helps me be as prepared as I can be for whatever life throws my way.”
This book will teach you how to apply the lessons of chowa to your own life to better focus on what really matters and cultivate an everyday state of equilibrium and calm that will help you feel ready for anything. Chowa helps us to better balance our priorities and our relationships and find inner strength and flexibility in times of change and difficulty.
Whether you are searching for balance at home, at work, in your relationships or in any other area of your life, chowa offers new solutions and a way of thinking that we could all benefit from, now more than ever.
Read more about The Power Of Chowa here: http://www.akemitanaka.co.uk/power-of-chowa/
The Power Of Chowa is due for publication on 26th September 2019 by Headline Home.
Pre-order the book via: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Chowa-Finding-Balance-Japanese/dp/1472267850/