Awakening Your Ikigai
How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day
On Sale: January 2, 2018
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Introducing ikigai: find your passions and live with
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
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
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
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