The little book of ikigai : the essential Japanese way to finding your purpose in life
—Mogi, Ken'ichirō, 1962- author.
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"Welcome to ikigai, a Japanese mindset that will change your life. Ken Mogi, a Japanese expert and bestselling writer, reveals all about this mysterious and fascinating miracle that is at the heart of Japan's record-breaking long life, astonishing appreciation of sensory beauty and inherent mindfulness. It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai: Pillar 1: Starting small. Pillar 2: Releasing yourself. Pillar 3: Harmony and sustainability. Pillar 4: The joy of little things. Pillar 5: Being in the here and now. The Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do. But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way." -- From summary.

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Conduct of life.
Happiness -- Japan.
Japan -- Social life and customs.
Longevity -- Japan.
Quality of life -- Japan.
Self-help publications.
viii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note to the reader: The five pillars of ikigai
What is ikigai?
Your reason to get up in the morning
Kodawari and the benefits of thinking small
The sensory beauty of ikigai
Flow and creativity
Ikigai and sustainability
Finding your purpose in life
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Ikigai and happiness
Accept yourself for who you are
Conclusion: Find your own ikigai.
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