生き甲斐 – Ikigai 

Ikigai.

Roughly translated from Japanese, it means “The reason for which you get up in the morning”. 

The two most dangerous years of your life are said to be the year when you’re born, because of infant mortality, and the year you retire. After years of working to live and living to work, the sudden halt is life changing, but often for the worse. 

‘Having a sense of purpose’ is a phrase we hear all the time, but what does that actually mean for you? Do we take the time to discern what makes us tick and what we want to generously contribute to the world? Or do we go through the motions, let life pass us by and not really have a compass guiding us where we want to go in life?

Ikigai. What’s your reason for getting up in the morning?

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