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What Is The Meaning of Ikigai In English?

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In today’s blog, we are going to know what is the meaning of ikigai in English? because ikigai is a Japanese term. If you want to know the meaning of your life, why you are here?  What’s the purpose of your life? You came to the right place. In this blog, I am going to share with you a Japanese technique that can help you with it. So let’s start.

Ikigai is a Japanese secret to a long and happy life. This is an ancient and well-practised technique by Japanese tradition. The best part of this technique is it covers all the aspects of life. Let’s understand what it is and how it works.

The word Ikigai is a mixture of iki and gai, where Iki stands to live and Kai stands for reason. But there is a most interesting meaning for ikigai. This ultimately means “A reason for being”. The best definition we can frame it as:-

“The reason to jump out of the bed each morning”.

This technique is useful for discovering the meaning of life. As every person on the planet, wants to know the meaning of their life, wants to know why he is here?  What’s the purpose of his life? This technique helps you to solve the above problem. Let’s understand the technique

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Ikigai Method

For the above technique, you have to fill all the parts in 4 circles. 4 circles consist of 4 questions along with What you love? what you good at? What you can be paid for? And what the world needs? This technique is like colour grading. There are 4 main colours and they are forming a new colour by intersecting each other. It also shows interrelated life everyone is depended on others for forming a new life.

The same happens in our life where our life consists of What you love? what you good at? What you can be paid for? And what the world needs? And from the above circles, they are forming other factors like Our Mission, Our Passion, Our Profession and Our Vocation.

This is how this Ikigai Japanese technique is helping us to know our life’s purpose

So that’s for the day about what is the meaning of ikigai in English? Hope you’ll like it

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