The Enso Symbol
The Enso + Your Journey
The enso (also known as Zen circle or enso symbol) is a representation of wabi-sabi—the Japanese philosophy that celebrates the beauty of imperfection. It is said to represent the moment when the mind is free to let the body create.
When we look at the enso, we see an imperfect circle that is open at one end. This open end represents the endless potential of the moment and reminds us that our journey is never truly complete, as we will always be learning and growing.
This philosophy can be applied to many aspects of life, all which are connected. And just as we are imperfect and unique, so too is our path to building a life of wellness. There will be successes and challenges, and as long as we keep moving forward and learn from our setbacks, we will ultimately find success.
This powerful symbol reminds us to enjoy the journey and not strive for perfection (which is impossible to achieve anyway).
The enso is also a reminder that we are all on our own individual journeys. There is no one-size-fits-all picture of what wellness looks like. We each have to find our own way, and what works for one person may not work for another. The most important thing is to keep moving forward without comparing our beginning efforts to someone else’s middle or end results.
As thoughtfully growing individuals, we can take comfort in knowing that there is beauty in imperfection. Our journey will never be complete, and that's what makes it so special and worth experiencing.
Throughout this website, you will see the enso symbol continuously repeated. When you see it, this is your cue to:
- Stay present and focus on the here and now. This will help you make better current decisions and avoid getting overwhelmed by the big picture.
- Remember that every obstacle is just another opportunity to grow stronger.
- Let go of perfectionism and allow yourself to experiment with new ideas knowing that there is beauty in imperfection.
- Appreciate all of the steps you have already taken on your road to wellness. You are learning and growing every day, and that in itself is worth celebrating.