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Ikigai is illustrated in four overlapping circles, as in a Venn Diagram which talks about a synthesis of:
The Japanese have a secret that embodies the idea of happiness in living, and it is called Ikigai.
Essentially, Ikigai, loosely translated to life value, or life worth, is a con...
According to psychiatrist Mieko Kamiya, the concept of Ikigai is similar to happiness, but with a difference.
Ikigai looks at the larger picture of life, allowing you to be ok with a miserabl...
The concept of Ikigai aligns with everyday life, as opposed to a lifetime. It makes us appreciate our daily life, celebrating it, and experiencing the small joys of living.
Ikigai is the r...
Japanese have a large number of senior citizens, including many centenarians, with the average lifetime being 87 years for women and 81 years for men.
Ikigai has been a major reason for the l...
Make three small lists:
The cross-section or overlap of these three lists, is your Ikigai, something ...
Ikigai is not a theoretical concept to be understood and left aside, and can only work in daily action and constant practice.
Your work should make a difference in people's lives, and not nec...
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