"If Hygge Is The Art Of Doing Nothing, Ikigai Is The Art Of Doing Something - And Doing It With Absolute Concentration And Joy ."- New York Post
Bring value and joy to all your days with this globally bestselling guide to the Japanese definition of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)-the pleasure of always being busy - as revealed by the everyday behaviors of the world's longest-lived men.
What's The Ikigai?
"Just remaining busy can make you want to live for a hundred years ."- Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everybody has an ikigai - a reason to live. And according to the inhabitants of the Japanese village with the longest-lived people in the world, discovering it is the secret to a happy and longer life. Getting a deep sense of ikigai - a place where passion, mission, vocation and career intersect - means that every day is filled with meaning. That's why we're waking up in the morning. It's also the reason why many Japanese don't really retire (in fact, there's no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense that it does in English): they stay active and work for what they love, because they've found a real purpose in life - the pleasure of still being busy.
We've just got an ikigai.
It's the Japanese term for 'cause to stay 'or 'cause to get out of bed in the morning.'
It's the place where your needs, your expectations, your goals and your happiness collide. It's a balance position. It's a little wonder that seeking the ikigai is closely related to living longer.
Finding an ikigai is simpler than you would think. This book is going to help you find out what your own ikigai really is and empower you to improve your life. In this world, you have a purpose: your talents, your ambitions, your aspirations and your experience have made you the ideal candidate for anything. What you've got to do is find it.
Do that, and you can make your life joyful and meaningful every single day.