The people of Japan believe that everyone has an ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed each morning. And according to the residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa – the world’s longest-living people – finding it is the key to a longer and more fulfilled life. Inspiring and comforting, this book will give you the life-changing tools to uncover your personal ikigai. It will show you how to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture friendships and throw yourself into your passions.
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In past few months I had read tons of shelf help books, therefore I picked up IKIGAI: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life. For finding happiness and meaning in our life.
I fell that this books cover lots of stuff in just 200 pages. As an anime fan I feel connected to this books from Japanese tradition to their bond with friends and family that was sometimes which I can relate too. Author has done quite a research on What is IKIGAI and it’s meaning for each person and their perspective.
I would like to say for me this a journey while reading the book , I was in thought finding meaning it felt like I was with author in Okinawa. one can have numerous smaller little goals which helps to make a happy life
10 RULES OF IKIGAI
- STAT ACTIVE , DON’T RETIRE
- TAKE IT SLOW
- DON’T FILL YOUR STOMACH
- SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOF FRIEND
- GET IN SHAPE FOR THE NEXT BIRTHDAY
- RECONNECT WITH NATURE
- GIVE THANKS
- LIVE IN THE MOMENT
- FOLLOW YOUR IKIGAI
The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.
Ikigai is the action we take in pursuit of happiness.