Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life
  • Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life
  • Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life
  • Ikigai: The Japanese Secret To A Long And Happy Life
ISBN: 0143130722
EAN13: 9780143130727
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 0.56" H x 7" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Los Angeles Times bestseller - More than 1.5 million copies sold

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

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 busy--as revealed by the daily habits of the world's longest-living people.

*And from the same authors, don't miss The Book of Ichigo Ichie--about making the most of every moment in your life.*

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What's your ikigai?

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 Read More chevron_right

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5
   It got me back into reading every day
I don't understand the reviews. The book is a gem. They were expecting a book of 200 pages. Is this an emergency? It shows that people will downvote for any reason. The book cover was not blue enough. It takes a long time to finish. I watch a video on the subject of the book I'm reading instead of reading it because it's not easy to relay useful information. I don't want to read a word salad composed by the author in order to appear smarter than they really are. This book is not like that. It is easy to read, and makes sense with each page. I can apply the studies and philosophy to my daily life. Get the book. If you are too critical, a book can't help you because you already have all the answers.
 
5
   An inspiring book
The book suggests to be in the flow, and so was reading it. The information you get from the book is valuable and it makes you reflect on your life and purpose of life. Highly recommend it!
 
5
   Amazing life changing
I loved the book cover. We are oblivious to see and experiment because of fears, anxiety and other mental issues we have as a society today. I will start implementing this in my life.
 
4
   Worth reading
The book is well written. An example of a story being told. I enjoyed reading it. I recommend this book to all of my readers.
 
2
   Misleading title
I bought this book to find out how one finds Ikigai. The book is more about how people live a long and healthy life in Okinawa.
 
5
   Loved it! So much insights!
The book made me realize and be grateful of the simple pleasures in life, the relationships and connections that matter, and the lesser material things that are better for mankind and the environment.
 
5
   Nice read
The book explores some good ideas about how to live a life of meaning and longevity.
 
5
   Simple, life changing advice if you follow it
This isn't original thinking, but the material is put together in a way that flows and provides simple, easy to follow ideas. I've read a lot of books in a helpful way. I'm trying to make positive changes like starting my day with exercise, moving more, eating til I'm 80 percent full, and focusing on things that give me flow. I enjoyed reading about the people and lifestyle in Okinawa.
 
5
   One of my new favorite books. I'm trying to follow many of the ...
One of my new favorite books. I'm trying to follow many of the clearly explained suggestions for a long and healthy life from the longest living community on Earth. It is highly recommended.
 
4
   Interesting, light read but was misled by the title
I expected this book to be more about finding one's purpose or calling in life, based on the title and my understanding of the definition of ikigai. It does mention it a little bit, but it didn't go into the finding purpose aspect very much. It was more focused on how to live a long life, which should be no surprise since that is also in the title. It was an interesting, light and enjoyable read even though it wasn't what I was hoping for.
 
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