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Uncovering the Meaning of Ikigai: A Detailed Book Review

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Photograph of the Book Bought. The Book Ikigai is written by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Uncovering the Meaning of Ikigai: A Detailed Book Review

If you want to live long, happy and want to enjoy this birth, I personally feel that this book ‘IKIGAI’ is for you. IKIGAI is the Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

This book has all the tools, all the advices which can make one’s Soul live a happy and fulfilling life. The authors Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles wanted to find answers too many questions, which surfaces a human mind i.e. what is the meaning of life? Is there a point just to live longer or should I seek a higher purpose? Why do some people know what they want and have a passion for life, while others languish in confusion?

The authors describe Ikigai as a Japanese Concept, which translates in a rough form ‘the happiness of always being busy’. After many researches all across the Japan, they found that Ogimi a place in Japan boasts of the highest life expectancy in the world — a fact that had earned them the title — The Village of Longevity.

This book found many such examples and beautifully describes the art of staying young while growing old. The book has very nice and informative chapters on Logotherapy to Ikigai, which states how to live longer and better by finding your purpose and also the ways to find one’s own flow in everything one does.

The book has beautifully expressed the wisdom from the longest-living people in the world. One of the best things, I learnt from this book is Hara hachi bu, a Japanese Concept that when you feel that you are full and yet your stomach has the ability to take little more — Stop Eating. The Ikigai diet is very well explained in this book.

If I have to rate the book on 10 Stars and 10 being the highest, I will give the book 9 Stars.

A book, which I feel I will always keep with myself to be referred again and again. Thank you, Universe, for giving me an opportunity to read this book.

(Mainak Majumdar)

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Mainak Majumdar, Book Critic

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