Discover your reason for being with Ikigai

Discover your reason for being with Ikigai
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Live a life of purpose and joy with the wisdom of Ikigai

Ikigai is a book written by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles that explores the Japanese concept of ikigai, which translates to “a reason for being.” The book is a beautiful and insightful exploration of the concept of ikigai, and how it can be applied to our daily lives to find fulfilment and happiness.

The authors provide a clear and concise definition of ikigai, which they describe as the intersection of four key elements: what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for. They also explore the history and cultural significance of ikigai in Japan, which provides a fascinating context for the concept.

One of the things I appreciated about the book was the way it combined practical advice with philosophical musings. The authors offer concrete steps for readers to identify their ikigai, such as creating a Venn diagram of the four elements or taking a self-assessment quiz. But they also delve deeper into the meaning and purpose of life, drawing on the wisdom of philosophers and spiritual leaders from around the world.

Throughout the book, the authors use real-life examples of people who have found their ikigai, from a 102-year-old karate master to a French baker who moved to Japan to perfect his craft. These stories are inspiring and illustrate the power of ikigai to transform our lives.

Overall, I found Ikigai to be a thought-provoking and inspiring read. The concept of ikigai is a powerful reminder that each of us has a unique purpose in life and that by aligning our passions and skills with the needs of the world, we can find deep fulfilment and meaning.

The book is beautifully written, with a gentle and reflective tone that encourages readers to slow down and reflect on their own lives.

I would highly recommend Ikigai to anyone seeking greater clarity and purpose in their life.

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