11 Jul

Ikigai – In the infinite here & now

 

It translates as ‘our reason for being’ or ‘a reason to jump out of bed in the morning’ – a point of perfect balance, and a sense of fulfillment.

On the Japanese island of Okinawa people believe that finding your Ikigai is the key to longevity and happiness. It is the lens that helps bring your values into focus, leaving the stress and urgency behind, in order to find your purpose, nurture your friendships, and pursue your passions.

Not so much a way of life as a deep understanding of what is already existent in each and every one of us, it is the pursuit and expression of our individuality and harmony.

 

Photo: Leo & Feliciana knitting in our workshop in Arequipa (Peru).

 

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