Ancient, time-tested wisdom. Okinawa, Japan is a tiny, tiny island south of the Japanese mainland where people live their life's purpose every day. How is it possible for so many to live each day in such meaningful ways? It is Ikigai. How to Ikigai describes the lifestyle choices that have led to an island full of fulfilled, long-living people.
Magical reality come to life. Examples of ikigai in action are often magical. Take David Michiels. David stuttered well into his adulthood. In clinical terms, his stutter was difficult to treat. When David started to work in a liquor store, his focus turned to one specific section of the sales floor, the scotch section. As he spent more of his days learning about scotch, he began to share his knowledge with customers. Eventually, David noticed that his stutter vanished when he talked about scotch. His life began to change. Today, he is a renowned whiskey expert, traveling the world tasting and purchasing whiskey.
A humble look at happiness. How to Ikigai describes the concept of Ikigai with clarity and meaning. It brings together an exploration of joy not unlike that found in The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a look inward reminiscent of The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer, and deep truths like those also explored by Singer in The Surrender Experiment,
How to Ikigai explains a simple four-directions map for living a meaningful life:
Do what you love
Do what you're good at
Do what the world needs
Do what you can be rewarded for
You liked Awakening Your Ikigai, My Little Ikigai Journal, or Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life? Then you'll love How to Ikigai!
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