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- Ikigai: The art of staying young while growing old
- Antiaging Secrets: Little things that add up to a long and happy life
- From Logotherapy to Ikigai: How to live longer and better by finding your purpose
- Find Flow in Everything You Do How to turn work and free time into spaces for growth
- Lessons from Japan’s Centenarians Traditions and proverbs for happiness and longevity
- The Ikigai Diet What the world’s longest-living people eat and drink
- Gentle Movements. Longer Life Exercises from the East that promote health and longevity
- Resilience and Wabi-sabi How to face life’s challenges without letting stress and worry age you
- Epilogue Ikigai: The art of living
This book first came into being on a rainy night in Tokyo, when its authors sat down together for the first time in one of the city’s tiny bars.
We had read each other’s work but had never met, thanks to the thousands of miles that separate Barcelona from the capital of Japan.
Then a mutual acquaintance put us in touch, launching a friendship that led to this project and seems destined to last a lifetime.
What is the meaning of my life?
Is the point just to live longer, or should I seek a higher purpose?
Why do some people know what they want and have a passion for life, while others languish in confusion?
At some point in our conversation, the mysterious word ikigai came up.
This Japanese concept, which translates roughly as “the happiness of always being busy,” is like logotherapy, but it goes a step beyond.
It also seems to be one way of explaining the extraordinary longevity of the Japanese, especially on the island of Okinawa, where there are 24.55 people over the age of 100 for every 100,000 inhabitants—far more than the global average.
What is your reason for being?
According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai —what a French philosopher might call a raison d’etre. 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. According to those born on Okinawa, the island with the most centenarians in the world, our ikigai is the reason we get up in the morning.
Whatever you do, don’t retire!
Having a clearly defined ikigai brings satisfaction, happiness, and meaning to our lives. The purpose of this book is to help you find yours and to share insights from Japanese philosophy on the lasting health of body, mind, and spirit.
One surprising thing you notice, living in Japan, is how active people remain after they retire. In fact, many Japanese people never really retire-they keep doing what they love for as long as their health allows.
There is, in fact, no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense of “leaving the workforce for good” as in English. According to Dan Buettner, a National Geographic reporter who knows the country well, having a purpose in life is so important in Japanese culture that our idea of retirement simply doesn’t exist there.
|Author||Hector Garcia And Francesc Miralles|
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