The Little Book of Ikigai

The Secret Japanese Way to Live a Happy and Long Life

Author: Ken Mogi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787470279

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Page: 208

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'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The Times 'WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSATLANTIC ASPIRATIONAL LIVING, IT'S NOW ALL ABOUT IKIGAI' ELLE 'THE NEW LIFESTYLE MANTRA' Sunday Times Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do. 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.

The Little Book of Ikigai

The Japanese Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life

Author: Ken Mogi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786489036

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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AS HEARD ON THE STEVE WRIGHT SHOW 'FORGET HYGGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT IKIGAI (THAT'S JAPANESE FOR A HAPPY LIFE)' The Times Find out how to live a long and happy life thanks to the ikigai miracle, a Japanese philosophy that helps you find fulfilment, joy and mindfulness in everything you do. 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.

Awakening Your Ikigai

How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

Author: Ken Mogi

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615194762

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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“Awakening Your Ikigai is really quite a delightful look at sometimes mystifying Japanese traditions.”—The New York Times Book Review 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.

Ikigai

The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Héctor García,Francesc Miralles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704555

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world’s longest-living people. “If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy.” —New York Post “Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.” —Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds—one of the world’s Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and—their best-kept secret—how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn’t want to find happiness in every day?

Ikigai

The Japanese Way to a Happy Healthy Long Life

Author: Eric Goodfellow

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983740176

Category:

Page: 44

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Finding your Personal Ikigai This book is all about helping you to understand the concept and apply it to your own lives. The benefits of doing so are explained and the formula to discovering your personal ikigai is within the pages of this book. Change your outlook and give yourself a reason for getting up in the morning, surround yourself with positive people and improve your life. That is the root of the ikigai, to find your bliss! (c) 2017 All Rights Reserved! Tags: ikigai, ikigai book, ikigai kindle, ikigai the japanese secret, book ikigai, about ikigai, finding your ikigai.

Lagom

Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life

Author: Niki Brantmark

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062748807

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality. By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.

The Little Book of Lykke

Secrets of the World’s Happiest People

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062820346

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Join the happiness revolution! The author of the New York Times bestseller The Little Book of Hygge offers more inspiration and suggestions for achieving greater happiness, by practicing Lykke (LOO-ka)—pursuing and finding the good that exists in the world around us every day. While the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, happiness isn’t exclusively Danish; cultures around the world have their own unique approaches to leading a contented, fulfilled life. For his work at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking travels the globe from Dubai to Finland, Rio de Janeiro to Bhutan, South Korea to the United States, to discover the secrets of the very happiest people. In The Little Book of Lykke, Meik identifies the six factors that explain the majority of differences in happiness across the world—togetherness, money, health, freedom, trust, and kindness—and explores what actions we can take to become happier. As he reveals, we can deepen our blissfulness and contentment with little adjustments in our behavior, whether it’s eating like the French (sitting around a table and savoring our time) or dancing the tango like Argentinians in Buenos Aires. With his trademark warmth and wit, Meik explores the happiness gap for parents, how much money you really need to buy happiness, how we can be healthier without having to go to the gym, how we can learn to build trust and collaboration, how we can help ourselves by helping others, and why our expectations often outweigh our reality. Weaving together original research and personal anecdotes, The Little Book of Lykke is a global roadmap for joy that offers a new approach to achieving everyday happiness that not only improve our own lives, but help us build better communities and a better world.

The Abundance of Less

Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan

Author: Andy Couturier

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171326

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 336

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In an evocative and intimate narrative that captures the texture of ordinary-yet exceptional-lives, Andy Couturier tells the stories of ten men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to create new lives deep in the rural mountains. He relates the ways they found to live simply and sustainably, in harmony with their environment, surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and most important, an abundance of time in which to enjoy it all. The ten people describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life to establish fulfilling lives as farmers and artists who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. Their journeys show us how we too can travel a meaningful path by living simply, growing rich in a whole new way, and discovering true success by having a life that matters. This updated edition is supplemented by evocative photos that contextualize the stories.

Today is Perfect

A Daily Ikigai Journal

Author: Ren Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925819090

Category: Self-Help

Page: 188

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What are you on this earth to do? This is no simple question. You are the only one who can answer it. This book walks you through a process to explore a person's many dimensions in order to set a confident direction in life. It centres around the concept of Ikigai. Ikigai is one's intersection of personal, community and professional purpose in life. As the world changes quickly around us, adaptation must orbit a delicate balance between individual meaning and collective progress. This journal helps you unpack the many layers of those dynamic ideals. This structured journal has four sections of ten weeks each. Each week you are faced with one question a day for four days that challenges you to examine your self-perception, unique value and mission in this world. It is not for the faint of heart. It is for anyone looking to align their time and energy with their purpose in life.

The Little Book of Life Hacks

How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful

Author: Yumi Sakugawa

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250092256

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

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Author, illustrator and comic book artist Yumi Sakugawa shares a wide range of useful and unexpected tips for looking and feeling better, streamlining and improving your home life, and creating fun and artsy DIY projects that can brighten your living space. Inspired by her popular “Secret Yumiverse” tips originally posted on WonderHowTo.com, The Little Book of Life Hacks offers a wide range of practical advice and fun tips for everything from how to: - Remove dark circles from under your eyes - Make cold brew iced coffee at home - Throw the perfect apartment party on a budget - Work out at home without a gym membership - Take the perfect afternoon power nap...and more! Featuring Yumi’s signature hand-drawn illustrations throughout, The Little Book of Life Hacks is a distinctive and perfect gift for recent graduates and young working women who want to learn practical ways to organize and improve their daily life while still having fun.

The Happiness Equation

Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

Author: Neil Pasricha

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155696

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What’s the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application. In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven’t unlocked the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines and hand-drawn scribbles that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today. Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely. The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as: · Why success doesn’t lead to happiness · How to make more money than a Harvard MBA · Why multitasking is a myth · How eliminating options leads to more choice The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Author: Shoukei Matsumoto

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846149703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional cleaning techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul. 'We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments. We live simply and take time to contemplate the self, mindfully living each moment. It's not just monks that need to live this way. Everyone in today's busy world today needs it. The Zen sect of Buddhism is renowned for the cleanliness of its monks, but cleaning is greatly valued in Japanese Buddhism in general as a way to cultivate the mind. In this book, I introduce everyday cleaning methods typically employed in temples, while sharing what it's like to be a monk in training. This book will improve the condition not just of your own mind, but also the people around you. I hope readers will discover that cleanliness is an opportunity to contemplate oneself.'

The Little Book of Hygge

The Danish Way to Live Well

Author: Meik Wiking

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241283930

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

The Japanese Art of Minimalism

30-day Minimalist Challenge to Declutter Your Life and Experience the New More

Author: Joyce Fung,Rui Hashimoto

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981875221

Category:

Page: 68

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Are you feeling overwhelmed? Tired of constantly chasing happiness? Does your life feel out of control? ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, it's about time to reclaim that life that you should be living now! Take action today and be changed once and for all! Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to declutter your life and experience the new more!We live in a world where stress is as common. We work to the point of extreme exhaustion. Everyone is just too rushed, hurried, and stressed. We alleviate our stress by using coping mechanisms that could potentially harm us - shopping for more stuff, binge eating, and engaging in time-wasting activities such as playing video games or even gossiping. We fill our lives with needless activities, relationships, and clutter. This makes us lose sense of who we really are and what's important to us. This is the reason why the Japanese people have developed a lifestyle that strips away the inessential things in their lives. It's called minimalism. In this book, you'll find a step by step guide on how to practice minimalism. Now is the perfect time to experience the magic of living a simple life. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... How minimalism can help you clear your mind, get rid of physical clutter, increase your happiness, and improve your life Exciting and easy to follow morning routine exercises that energize your mind, body, and spirit how to recalibrate your focus How to end toxic relationship and forgive those who have wronged you How to organize and transform your personal space into a clean and neat place Tips that can help you save money and also make money out of the minimalist lifestyle the minimalist therapy Meditation techniques that help clear your mind and relieve stress Much, much more! Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $0.99! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Buddha's Brain

The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Author: Rick Hanson

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459624157

Category:

Page: 348

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Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Gandhi, and the Buddha all had brains built essentially like anyone else's, yet they were able to harness their thoughts and shape their patterns of thinking in ways that changed history. With new breakthroughs in modern neuroscience and the wisdom of thousands of years of contemplative practice, it is possible for us to shape our own thoughts in a similar way for greater happiness, love, compassion, and wisdom. Buddha's Brain joins the forces of modern neuroscience with ancient contemplative teachings to show readers how they can work toward greater emotional well-being, healthier relationships, more effective actions, and deepened religious and spiritual understanding. This book will explain how the core elements of both psychological well-being and religious or spiritual life-virtue, mindfulness, and wisdom--are based in the core functions of the brain: regulating, learning, and valuing. Readers will also learn practical ways to apply this information, as the book offers many exercises they can do to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.

Ikigai

The Japanese Life Philosophy

Author: Alan Daron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986822244

Category:

Page: 50

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In this book, you can learn about the Japanese philosophy Ikigai and, more importantly, learn about how you can start living a joyful and fulfilled life regardless of your personal circumstances. In this short book, I'll share with you what Ikigai is, why you should learn and pursue it, and how to go about discovering your Ikigai. By the end of the book, you'll be in a very good position to start discovering and pursuing your Ikigai en route to a life of joy and fulfillment.

A Little Book of Japanese Contentments

Ikigai, Forest Bathing, Wabi-sabi, and More

Author: Erin Nimi Longhurst

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452175012

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8997

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With the longest healthy life spans in the world, Japanese people understand the art of living well. This beautiful book distills traditional Japanese philosophies intrinsic to wellbeing, providing easy-to-follow exercises to inspire those who want to live a happier, more balanced life. With sections on kokoro (heart and mind) and karada (body), plus a guide on how to form and nurture good habits, the book includes entries on ikigai (living with purpose), wabi-sabi (the beauty of imperfection and impermanence), shinrinyoku (forest bathing), ikebana (the art of flower arranging), and much more. Richly illustrated, A Little Book of Japanese Contentments is a warm invitation to cultivate contentment in everyday life.

Silence

In the Age of Noise

Author: Erling Kagge

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524733245

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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What is silence? Where can it be found? Why is it now more important than ever? In 1993, Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge spent fifty days walking solo across Antarctica, becoming the first person to reach the South Pole alone, accompanied only by a radio whose batteries he had removed before setting out. In this book. an astonishing and transformative meditation, Kagge explores the silence around us, the silence within us, and the silence we must create. By recounting his own experiences and discussing the observations of poets, artists, and explorers, Kagge shows us why silence is essential to sanity and happiness—and how it can open doors to wonder and gratitude. (With full-color photographs throughout.)

Lagom

The Swedish Art of Balanced Living

Author: Linnea Dunne

Publisher: Gaia

ISBN: 1856753751

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 1236

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Step aside Hygge. Lagom is the new Scandi lifestyle trend taking the world by storm. This delightfully illustrated book gives you the lowdown on this transformative approach to life and examines how the lagom ethos has helped boost Sweden to the No.10 ranking in 2017's World Happiness Report. Lagom (pronounced 'lah-gom') has no equivalent in the English language but is loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. It is widely believed that the word comes from the Viking term 'laget om', for when a mug of mead was passed around a circle and there was just enough for everyone to get a sip. But while the anecdote may hit the nail on the head, the true etymology of the word points to an old form of the word 'lag', which means 'law'. Far from restrictive, lagom is a liberating concept, praising the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time. Crucially it also comes with a selflessness and core belief of responsibility and common good. By living lagom you can: Live a happier and more balanced life Reduce your environmental impact Improve your work-life balance Free your home from clutter Enjoy good food the Swedish way Grow your own and learn to forage Cherish the relationships with those you love

Ikigai

Giving every day meaning and joy

Author: Yukari Mitsuhashi

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857835408

Category: History

Page: 112

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Ikigai is a traditional Japanese concept that embodies happiness in living. It is, essentially, the reason that you get up in the morning. This book is about finding your ikigai - identifying your purpose or passion and using this knowledge to achieve greater happiness in your life. Your ikigai doesn't have to be some grand ambition or highly noble life's purpose - it can be something simple and humble, like tending your garden or walking your dog. Having grown up in Japan, Yukari Mitsuhashi understands first hand what ikigai means to Japanese people. Now living in Los Angeles, she has written this book to introduce the traditional concept to a new audience. This is not a 'one size fits all' book. Instead, Ikigai encourages you to look at the details of your life and appreciate the everyday moments as you learn to identify your own personal ikigai. The book includes case studies from a range of people sharing their ikigai, from athletes to writers and business people. With its refreshingly simple philosophy and liberating concepts, this beautifully presented book will be a guide you will return to again and again.