Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

Introducing IKIGAI: find your passions and live with joy

Ikigai is a Japanese phenomenon commonly understood as “your reason to get up in the morning.” Ikigai can be small moments: the morning air, a cup of coffee, a compliment. It can also be deep convictions: a fulfilling job, lasting friendships, balanced health. Whether big or small, your ikigai is the path to success and happiness in your own life.

Author Ken Mogi introduces five pillars of ikigai to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic self:

1. starting small > focus on the details
2. releasing yourself > accept who you are
3. harmony and sustainability > rely on others
4. the joy of little things > appreciate sensory pleasure
5. being in the here and now > find your flow.

Weaving together insights from Japanese history, philosophy, and modern culture, plus stories from renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono, anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, and others, Mogi skillfully shows the way to awaken your ikigai.

Title:Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781615194759

    Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day Reviews

  • Maria Clara

    Es curioso, yo siempre digo que hay libros que has de leer; como si de alguna manera estuvieran enredados en tu vida. Pues bien, este libro es un claro ejemplo de lo que hablo. El otro día fui a la l...

  • Nhischarnun Nunthadsirisorn

    ไมแปลกทีหนังสือเกียวกับความสุขโดยเฉพาะ "การมีความสุขแบบงายๆ" (แถมเปนแบ...

  • Marija S.

    Easy to read, fluent. I applaude the appreciation of the IKIGAI concept, however by its disarrayed writing, this book only partially explained and disambiguated the phenomena.It is great that a Japane...

  • ??????? ?????

    อิคิไกเปนความสมดุลในการใชชีวิตใหมีความสุข พอใจกับสิงเลก ๆ ทีอยูตรงหน...

  • nananatte

    อิคิไก ไมเหมือน passion มันไมใชความเรารอนชนิดอยากเปลียนโลก เปนเพียงความสุข...

  • Thanawat

    ตรงไปตรงมาวา ชอบหนังสือเลมนีตรงทีเนือเรืองทียกตัวอยางมา มีความเปนญีป...

  • Laura Hartley

    Find more book reviews on What's Hot? here.Hygge was last year's trend, this year it's Ikigai. It's a concept that the Japanese roughly translate as "a reason to get up in the morning". Supposedly it'...

  • Chinara Ahmadova

    Yapon mədəniyyətində ikiqai nə deməkdir? Bəs ikiqai insan həyatına nələr qata bilər? Ken Moqi bütün kitab boyu bu sualları araşdırır və oxucuya çatdırmağa çalışır.Düzü, kit...

  • Lou Robinson

    So, I've joined a "Women in Leadership" programme being run by the ICAEW, and as part of that, I now have a mentor, Belinda (who is totally brilliant), and she's been talking to me about where I go ne...

  • Isaac

    Ikigai is about how the Japanese in particular have learned to enjoy the little things in life.Thankfully, the book itself is a reading experience that flies by without any hassel. The double spaced p...