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Title: THE LITTLE BOOK OF IKIGAI
THE ESSENTIAL JAPANESE WAY TO FIND YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE
By: Ken Mogi
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 1786489031
ISBN 13: 9781786489036
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Publisher: QUERCUS PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 29 August, 2017
Pages: 208
Description: Find your reason for living a long and happy life, thanks to this riveting and insightful book about ikigai, a Japanese approach to life that guarantees fulfilment, joy and mindfulness.
Synopsis: Welcome to ikigai, a Japanese mindset that will change your life. Ken Mogi, a Japanese expert and bestselling writer, reveals all about this mysterious and fascinating miracle that is at the heart of Japan's record-breaking long life, astonishing appreciation of sensory beauty and inherent mindfulness.It is extraordinary that Japanese men's longevity ranks 4th in the world, while Japanese women's ranks 2nd. But perhaps this comes as no surprise when you know that the Japanese understanding of ikigai is embedded in their daily life and in absolutely everything that they do. In their professional careers, in their relationships with family members, in the hobbies they cultivate so meticulously. Ken Mogi identifies five key pillars to ikigai:Pillar 1: Starting smallPillar 2: Releasing yourselfPillar 3:Harmony and sustainabilityPillar 4:The joy of little thingsPillar 5:Being in the here and nowThe Japanese talk about ikigai as 'a reason to get up in the morning'. It is something that keeps one's enthusiasm for life going, whether you are a cleaner of the famous Shinkansen bullet train, the mother of a newborn child or a Michelin-starred sushi chef. The Five Pillars at the heart of everything they do.But how do you find your own ikigai? How does ikigai contribute to happiness? Neuroscientist and bestselling Japanese writer Ken Mogi provides an absorbing insight into this way of life, incorporating scientific research and first-hand experience, and providing a colourful narrative of Japanese culture and history along the way.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Quercus Publishing
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