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Ikigai The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life By: Héctor García, Francesc Miralles Full Audiobook

                    

Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally best-selling

guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai - the happiness of always being

busy - as revealed by the daily habits of the world's longest-living people.

"Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years." (Japanese

proverb)

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai - a reason for living. And

according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world's

longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life.

Having a strong sense of ikigai - the place where passion, mission, vocation,

and profession intersect - means that each day is infused with meaning. It's

the reason we get up in the morning. It's also the reason many Japanese

never really retire (in fact there's no word in Japanese that means retire in

the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they

enjoy, because they've found a real purpose in life - the happiness of always

being busy. In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents

of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100-year-olds - one

of the world's Blue Zones. Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and

happiness: how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster

collaboration and community, and - their best-kept secret - how they find

the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives. And it provides practical

tools to help you discover your own ikigai. Because who doesn't want to

find happiness in every day?

©2017 Héctor García and Francesc Miralles (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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