Reason For Being

Jun 17, 2020

Reason For Being

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”.

The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one’s life worthwhile, and to take spontaneous and willing actions giving one satisfaction, and a sense of meaning to one’s own life.

Ikigai consists of ‘Iki’ (to live [生き]) and ‘gai’ (reason[甲斐]).

This elegant concept is deeply rooted in the Japanese Way, which I described in a blog post entitled “FINDING ONE’S “WAY”.

Ikigai can be describe as having a sense of purpose in life, as well as being motivated.

Internalizing the concept of Ikigai leads to one’s own happiness and well-being, and ikigai entails the important intent and actions of devoting oneself to pursuits one enjoys, and is associated with feelings of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Indeed, understanding ikigai will lead to one’ own fulfillment, as we all search for and discover one’s own meaning to one’s own life

For certain, you can serve yourself by understanding and internalizing this significant Japanese concept.

Have you found you ikigai?

If not quite yet, keep looking, as it is sure to be there.


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