007 Ikiagi, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

007 Ikiagi, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

007 Ikiagi The Japanese Secret
to a Long and Happy Life ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

By Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

 

 

 

 

Ten Lessons Learned

The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

Japanese say everyone has an ikigai or a reason to live.  And is formed from the union of the circles of What you Love, What you are Good at, What the World Needs, and What you can be Paid For.

It is in the union of these circles that you’ll find: Your Passion, Mission, Profession, and Vocation. When you achieve balance in all four, you will find your IKIAGI.

Combining these principles with a balanced healthy meal, plus meditation and exercise like Radio Taiso, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, Shiatsu, and practicing breathing, you can eliminate the stress caused by living in a big city and a sedentary job.

Also, learn the Art of searching for beauty in imperfection called Wabi-Sabi and Ichi-go Ichi-e or the Art to focus on the present and enjoy each moment that life brings. Will help you live a long and happy life.

In Okinawa, there is a village called Ogimi that is famous for the longevity of their people.  They live by the ten principles of Ikiagi listed below:

Ten laws of the Ikigai learned from the Ogimi elders:

1.- Always stay active, never retire.
He, who abandons the things he loves and knows how to do loses the meaning of his life. That is why, even after having finished your “official” work life, it is essential to continue doing things of value, moving forward, bringing beauty or usefulness to others, helping and shaping our little world.

2.- Take it easy.
The rush is inversely proportional to the quality of life. As an old proverb says: “Walking slow gets you far.” When we leave the urgencies behind, time and life acquire a new meaning.

3.- Do not eat until full.
Also, in food for long life, “less is more.” According to the 80% law, to preserve health for a long time, instead of cramming, you have to eat a little less of the hunger we have.

4.- Surround yourself with good friends.
They are the best elixir to dissolve concerns with a good talk, telling and listening to anecdotes that lighten the existence, asking for advice, having fun together, sharing, and dream; In other words: Living.

5.- Get fit for your next birthday.
When water moves and flows fresh, it doesn’t stagnate. Similarly, your vehicle for life needs a little daily maintenance so it can last for many years. Besides, exercise secretes the hormones of happiness.

6.- Smile.
A courteous attitude makes friends and relaxes the person. It’s okay to see what’s wrong. But don’t forget the privilege of being here and now in this world full of possibilities.

7.- Reconnect with nature.
Although most human beings live in cities, we are made to merge with nature. We need to regularly return to it to charge the batteries of the soul.

8.- Be thankful.
To your ancestors, to the nature that provides you with air and food, to your life partners, to everything that enlightens your day to day and makes you feel happy to be alive. Take a moment of the day to say thank you, and you will increase your flow of happiness.

9.- Live the moment.
Stop lamenting the past and fearing the future. All you have is today. Give time the best possible use so that it deserves to be remembered.

10.- Follow your Ikigai.
Within you, there is a passion, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and pushes you to give your best until the end. If you haven’t found your Ikigai, Keep searching until you do.

This summary is intended for educational purposes, not as an alternative to the book.

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