The authors of “Ikigai” release a sequel

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Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles have written a sequel to their book on Ikigai which seeks to find and strengthen all aspects of this concept which means “a reason for living” in Japanese.

Published by Tuttle Publishing, “The Ikigai Journey: A Practical Guide to Finding Happiness and Purpose the Japanese Way” is distributed in the Indian subcontinent by Penguin Random House India. It will hit the market on October 12.

Japan is said to have one of the longest lifespans in the world and the largest number of centenarians – many of whom cite their keen sense of Ikigai as the basis of their happiness and longevity.

Unlike many “self-care” practices, which require setting aside time in an increasingly busy world, the Ikigai Method helps to find peace and fulfillment in a busy life.

The authors call their book “a tool that can revolutionize your future by helping you understand your past so that you can experience your present the way you want”.

In order to shape this tool, Garcia and Miralles embarked on a new journey through Japan, the country that inspired their first collaboration, in search of the essential lessons to make Ikigai the center of the universe and an engine of change that allows readers to accomplish their life mission.

The author duo discovered the “Shinkansen Effect” while researching the “Japanese miracle,” which occurred between 1960 and 1980, when Japan left the ravages of the post-war years behind for become the second largest economy in the world.

The mission of Garcia and Miralles in Part 1 of their book was to bring the “Japanese miracle” into the personal lives of each of their readers and to take an exponential leap.

“Yet while the concept of the Shinkansen effect is fascinating, it’s not all in life to do things better and faster. On the journey we are about to take, we have developed techniques for our past to fuel our present and, in turn, for our present to light the way to a future in which we accomplish what we have. decided to do, ”they write.

In their first book “Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life”, they explored the concept of Ikigai but left a key question for the reader: “How to find your Ikigai?

“In our second book, we answer this question and guide the reader with 35 travel stories around Japan and hands-on exercises to explore your life and help us all find our Ikigai,” they say.

The book offers 35 keys to living your Ikigai. These include: if one aims to improve 10 percent, he or she must work to improve 100 percent; at least one “impossibility” should be included in the daily agenda; 21 days should be spent implementing a new positive habit; and he or she should ask people they trust to give their opinion on what he or she does.

He takes readers beyond discovering their Ikigai with life-changing exercises outside of their comfort zone. “The Ikigai Journey” reinforces the concept of change in people’s lives as inevitable, constant transformation depending on the phase of life.

The book has three sections: Journey Through the Future: Tokyo (a symbol of modernity and innovation); Journey through the past: Kyoto (an ancient capital steeped in tradition); and Journey Through the Present: Ise (an ancient shrine destroyed and rebuilt every 20 years).

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