Ikigai : A reason for being

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Ikigai

Ikigai ( 生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai] ) is a Japanese idea that signifies “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Discovering it requires a profound and frequently search of self. Such a search is critical to the cultural belief that discovering one’s ikigai breathes life into fulfillment and significance. Examples include work, pastimes and bringing up children.

The term ikigai compounds two Japanese words: iki (wikt:生き) meaning “life; alive” and kai (甲斐) “(an) effect; (a) result; (a) fruit; (a) worth; (a) use; (a) benefit; (no, little) avail” (sequentially voiced as gai) “a reason for living [being alive]; a meaning for living.

Wake up in the morning and follow your Ikigai ….. enlighten your Being.

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