Awakening Your Ikigai by Ken Mogi audiobook

Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Wake Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

By Ken Mogi
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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: 1. starting small—focus on the details 2. releasing yourself—accept who you are 3. harmony and sustainability—rely on others 4. the joy of little things—appreciate sensory pleasure 5. 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.

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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:

1. starting small—focus on the details

2. releasing yourself—accept who you are

3. harmony and sustainability—rely on others

4. the joy of little things—appreciate sensory pleasure

5. 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.

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When ikagai is practiced and present in life, it holds the potential to dissipate stress, ease anxiety, and help you find the purpose to 'wake up to joy' every day. Who wouldn't want that? MyDomaine

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Author Bio: Ken Mogi

Author Bio: Ken Mogi

Ken Mogi is a neuroscientist, writer, and broadcaster based in Tokyo. He has published more than thirty papers on cognitive and neurosciences, and over 100 books in Japan covering popular science, essay, criticism, and self-help. His books have sold close to one million copies.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 3.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English