Ikigai- Art for being

Have you ever asked yourself what is the purpose of your life? Why I am doing those things which I don't like? What am I running after? If yes and you don't get the answers to these questions then you must try this. Ikigai is a Japanese concept referring to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living. According to a study by Michiko Kumano, feeling ikigai as described in the Japanese concept usually means the feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment that follows when people pursue their passions. Activities that generate the feeling of ikigai are not forced on an individual; they are perceived as being spontaneous and undertaken willingly, and thus are personal and depend on a person's inner self. According to the Japanese concept, everyone has an Ikigai-what a French philosopher might call a raison d'être. Some people have found their ikigai, while others are still looking, though they carry it within them. Our ikigai is hidden deep inside each of us, and finding it requires a patient search. One way to reach a state of mindfulness is through meditation, which helps filter the information that reaches us from the outside world. It can also be achieved through breathing exercises, yoga, and body scans. Ikigai is a reason we get up in the morning. So now try to find your Ikigai.

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