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Publisher's Summary

Ikigai 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 life.
Author Ken Mogi introduces five pillars of ikigai to help you make the most of each day and become your most authentic self:


One: starting small - focus on the details
Two: releasing yourself - accept who you are
Three: harmony and sustainability - rely on others
Four: the joy of little things - appreciate sensory pleasure
Five: being in the here and now - find your flow
Weaving 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.
©2018 Ken Mogi (P)2018 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Travis on 03-12-18

SOMETHING I'VE HAD ALL ALONG AND NEVER REALISED.

This is a great book. It has helped me to organize some of my own thoughts and focus more on what and who I am. The authors goes on a few lengthy stories that often could be summarized or shortened, but overall a must read if you're still trying to find yourself.

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5 out of 5 stars
By J. Stevenson on 08-07-18

Interesting Perspective

Interesting philosophy from a perspective of Japanese culture and history. The bulk of the book is filled with examples and stories from Japanese society.

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