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I feel this book has good potential, but it gets lost in its anecdotes It s rich in history and facts about Japan and its culture, which are interesting to read about, but it deviates from the purpose set out in the beginning I would have liked to seepractical examples of how to implement this practice in the reader s life Overall, I enjoyed reading it and learning about different Japanese rituals and its people, and it is a very easy read. Ikigai is about how the Japanese in particular have learned to enjoy the little things in life.Thankfully, the book itself is a reading experience that flies by without any hassel The double spaced print of the print and the easy to read writing style helps with this.Most of the book consists of the author talking about how Japanese people in different professions and hobbies i.e Sushi Chefs, Sumo Wrestlers, amateur manga artists, andfind a reason for living in the day to day, minute t Ikigai is about how the Japanese in particular have learned to enjoy the little things in life.Thankfully, the book itself is a reading experience that flies by without any hassel The double spaced print of the print and the easy to read writing style helps with this.Most of the book consists of the author talking about how Japanese people in different professions and hobbies i.e Sushi Chefs, Sumo Wrestlers, amateur manga artists, andfind a reason for living in the day to day, minute to minute, minutae of their lives.I recommend it to anyone who could benefit from an intellectual vacation from the restlessly entrepreneurial sprit of the world in 2017 Ikigai is a Japanese word for describing the pleasures and meanings of life The word literally consists of iki which means to live and gai , reason It is sometimes expressed as the reason for getting up in the morning In this book, Ken Mogi introduces five fundamental pillars of Ikigai to help us achieve our most authentic self 1 Starting small2 Releasing yourself3 Harmony and sustainability4 The joy of little things5 Being in the here and nowA good read that explores the concept of I Ikigai is a Japanese word for describing the pleasures and meanings of life The word literally consists of iki which means to live and gai , reason It is sometimes expressed as the reason for getting up in the morning In this book, Ken Mogi introduces five fundamental pillars of Ikigai to help us achieve our most authentic self 1 Starting small2 Releasing yourself3 Harmony and sustainability4 The joy of little things5 Being in the here and nowA good read that explores the concept of Ikigai with rich insights from Japanese history, cultures, philosophy and lifestyle but I expected a littledepth about the concept The book offers many profound wisdom that I appreciated but I don t think there s anything radically new in this book This book had potential but the writing is not distinctive and lack direction, and not to mention the amount of times the same things were repeated over and over again It s an okay, introductory read about Ikigai but I just wish I had gotten a littleout of this book This book review was first published on What s Hot here.Hygge was last year s trend, this year it s Ikigai It s a concept that the Japanese roughly translate as a reason to get up in the morning Supposedly it s the secret to their record breaking longevity, sensory beauty and mindfulness, too It s impossible to describe ikigai in just one sentence because it means so many different things and is likely to be interpreted a little different by every single one of us However, there are fiveThis book review was first published on What s Hot here.Hygge was last year s trend, this year it s Ikigai It s a concept that the Japanese roughly translate as a reason to get up in the morning Supposedly it s the secret to their record breaking longevity, sensory beauty and mindfulness, too It s impossible to describe ikigai in just one sentence because it means so many different things and is likely to be interpreted a little different by every single one of us However, there are five foundational pillars that are key 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 nowIt s not hard to see the connection between ikigai and the growing trend of mindfulness What is interesting, however, is that this concept has existed in Japan for centuries and centuries and is ingrained in their very culture Having just visited Japan, it was fascinating to learnabout what makes Japanese people tick Many of the things Mogi explains are things that I noticed myself in Japan, but couldn t understand For one, they are the most polite nation of people I have ever encountered Another thing is that they keep their country incredibly clean despite the lack of bins Knowing that the five pillars ikigai drive most Japanese people, I now understand how these things may have come to be.I didn t expect author Ken Mogi to give us such a detailed and intricate insight into Japanese history and culture All of the examples he uses are deeply rooted in Japanese culture from sumo wrestling to Comiket, a Japanese comic book convention He uses examples from the present day and from the 17th century, showing how the concept of ikigai is seeped into every aspect of Japanese life throughout history This only proves that ikigai is for everyone For every single person on this planet, regardless of age or gender It s a movement that transcends time and I hope it is something that we in the West can learn from and adopt ourselves Ikigai will remind you to enjoy the little things in life To really think about what it is that makes you happy and encourage you to work on it, little by little, with no expectation of reward This is the true path to being happy with oneself Many people find Ikigai leads them to success, but many will not No matter what though, we are all equal All aspirations are given equal importance whether it is creating a leading global business or drawing a picture that pleases you Mogi s book reminds us that success and money aren t everything and that if we appreciate the here and now, the small moments that make up the bigger picture of life, we can find our own purpose in life and be happy All in all, The Little Book of Ikigai The Essential Japanese Way to Finding Your Purpose in Life is a really insightful and motivational read It s quite short so you ll zip through it in a couple of hours and if you don t feel like your perspective on the little things in life has changed then go back and read it all again For fans of Japanese culture and those that know it well, this may just give you a fresh perspective on the things you already know and love about Japan For those that know nothing about Ikigai or Japan, this should be an enlightening and eye opening read about how others live across the seas.Have you heard of Ikigai before What s your reason for getting out of bed in the morning Let me know in the comments belowGet your own copy of The Little Book of Ikigai The Essential Japanese Way to Finding Your Purpose in Life hereMany thanks to Quercus for providing me with a copy for review All opinions are my own Findbook reviews on What s Hot here. Pretty neat book to read when you are relaxing Too much examples as the book could be summarised in 10 pages or so.Principles i learnt 1 Harmony ib life makes things easier, work better and life happier2 Take note of every small thing that makes life different3 Take small steps and have full attention to detail to achieve state of flow.Like how pottery craftsman put long hours to create intrinsic starry bowl, we too should put our attention to doing small task we set for ourself as perfect a Pretty neat book to read when you are relaxing Too much examples as the book could be summarised in 10 pages or so.Principles i learnt 1 Harmony ib life makes things easier, work better and life happier2 Take note of every small thing that makes life different3 Take small steps and have full attention to detail to achieve state of flow.Like how pottery craftsman put long hours to create intrinsic starry bowl, we too should put our attention to doing small task we set for ourself as perfect as possible That focus and attitude achieves the state of flow I struggled mightily with this one, yet there were things about the Japanese culture that were really interesting Which is why I m giving it a three instead of two Mogi starts with the basic pillars of Ikigai, good, and then goes onto attempt to give examples of the pillars of Ikigai in current Japan That is where it get s confusing, since they aren t all examples of every pillar, don t feature the pillars in any sort of order that would help, and really try to pound in the pillars by using I struggled mightily with this one, yet there were things about the Japanese culture that were really interesting Which is why I m giving it a three instead of two Mogi starts with the basic pillars of Ikigai, good, and then goes onto attempt to give examples of the pillars of Ikigai in current Japan That is where it get s confusing, since they aren t all examples of every pillar, don t feature the pillars in any sort of order that would help, and really try to pound in the pillars by using the same words or phrases over and over again My issue is that if the wording of the pillars and the concept of Ikigai don t make sense in the first section, the rest isn t going to make sense either when you re using the same terms and phrases Now, there are some major redeeming factors as I mentioned Learning about how certain aspects of the Japanese culture developed and why was fascinating and kept me pleasantly reading while desperately in search of a better understanding of the point of the book, Ikigai Lately, I ve been reading a lot of books on Eastern Philosophy and Psychology and having been rewarded with many new views, I hoped to get the same from Awakening Your Ikigai That wasn t the case, yet I did learn a lot which is one of my personal pillars of reading, you might say The Ikigai itself is a fascinating subject, and we have much to learn from the Japanese This book gives a nice summary what is Ikigai, and how the Japanese people achieve happier life through it However, the book was too heavy on the cultural descriptions and history side If you like to read about culture of other nations I really suggest it, but if you re looking for something only about Ikigai, it may be too long for you. I like this book because the author explains the concept of IKIGAI in simple explanations The author not only wrote about Japanese culture, he also related it with other cultures as well I now know what my IKIGAI is teaching. (FREE PDF) Á Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day õ Introducing IKIGAI find your passions and live with joyIkigai 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 lifeAuthor Ken Mogi introduces five pillars of ikigai to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic selfstarting small focus on the details releasing yourself accept who you are harmony and sustainability rely on others the joy of little things appreciate sensory pleasure being in the here and now find your flowWeaving 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 Retroland a cup of coffee Contract Marital, Vol. II: Damian a compliment It can also be deep convictions a fulfilling job Vara în care mama a avut ochii verzi lasting friendships The Pale King balanced health Whether big or small Pleasure and Pain (Submitting to Her your ikigai is the path to success and happiness in your own lifeAuthor Ken Mogi introduces five pillars of ikigai to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic selfstarting small focus on the details releasing yourself accept who you are harmony and sustainability rely on others the joy of little things appreciate sensory pleasure being in the here and now find your flowWeaving together insights from Japanese history Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia: Making Sense of Self philosophy The Policeman Who Had Small Feet and modern culture His Little Miss plus stories from renowned sushi chef Jiro Ono Second in Command anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the Globalization of Organized Crime and others Becoming Lil Mandy (Eden, Mogi skillfully shows the way to awaken your ikigai So, I ve joined a Women in Leadership programme being run by the ICAEW, and as part of that, I now have a mentor, Belinda who is totally brilliant , and she s been talking to me about where I go next with my life, now that I am a free woman She recommended this book to me, while I ponder the question about what I actually like to to do and what sort of things make me happy As it says in the titleit is quite a little book, didn t take me too long to read it What it did do was reinforce m So, I ve joined a Women in Leadership programme being run by the ICAEW, and as part of that, I now have a mentor, Belinda who is totally brilliant , and she s been talking to me about where I go next with my life, now that I am a free woman She recommended this book to me, while I ponder the question about what I actually like to to do and what sort of things make me happy As it says in the titleit is quite a little book, didn t take me too long to read it What it did do was reinforce my desire to go visit Japan Bob and Debs went earlier in the year and it looked truly amazing from their pics.And it did give me a bit of a reality check a reminder to slow down and think There is genuine happiness to be found in appreciating the small things in life.I can heartily recommend and know a few of my friends might find it helpful to peruse