Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Penguin, 29.08.2017 . - 208
*Los Angeles Times bestseller*

Ifhyggeis the art of doing nothing,ikigaiis the art of doing somethingand doing it with supreme focus and joy. New York Post


Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy)the happiness of always being busyas revealed by the daily habits of the worlds longest-living people.

*And from the same authors, dont miss The Book of Ichigo Ichieabout making the most of every moment in your life.*

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Whats your ikigai?


Onlystayingactivewillmakeyouwanttoliveahundredyears.Japanese proverb

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigaia reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the worlds longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigaithe place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersectmeans that each day is infused with meaning. Its the reason we get up in the morning. Its also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact theres no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because theyve found a real purpose in lifethe 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-oldsone of the worlds 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, andtheir best-kept secrethow they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesnt want to find happiness in every day?

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LibraryThing Review

  - pmtracy - LibraryThing

This is listed as being a guide to the concept of ikigai. I think this booklet mentions it only a few times and never really explains it. There was more information on Wikipedia. Instead, this just ...

Prologue
1
Antiaging Secrets
17
From Logotherapy to Ikigai
35
Find Flow in Everything You
53
Masters of Longevity
87
Lessons from Japans Centenarians
101
The Ikigai Diet
119
Gentle Movements Longer Life
133
Resilience and Wabisabi
163
Epilogue
181

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Héctor García and Francesc Mirallesare the coauthors ofThe Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way. Héctor is a citizen of Japan, where he has lived for over a decade, and is the author ofA Geek in Japan,a #1 bestseller in Japan. Francesc is the author of a number of bestselling self-help and inspirational books and of the novelLove in Lowercase,which has been translated into twenty languages.