Ikigai by Hector Garcia Puigcerver

Ikigai

“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 wi...


Details Ikigai

TitleIkigai
ISBN9788479539221
Author
Release DateApr 30th, 2016
PublisherUrano
GenreNonfiction, Self Help, Cultural, Japan, Philosophy, Health
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Reviews Ikigai

  • Chris Chester
    1970-01-01
    I kind of feel bad panning this book, because I think helping people find their ikigai -- or their purpose in life -- is a worthwhile goal.The problem is, I have to think that the author and his publisher know that this book doesn't come anywhere close to achieving that goal.Instead, this book is a jumbled mess. It borrows heavily from the work of others, from Victor Frankl to the guys studying flow states, slaps on a thin veneer of received wisd...
  • Nadia King
    1970-01-01
    I literally inhaled this book. Ikigai is a beautiful book about Japanese culture and discusses the secret to a long and happy life. If you're interested in Japanese culture and self-development this gorgeous book is for you. Just reading this had a calm and centering effect on me. "Happiness is always determined by your heart." 💙
  • Jasmin Martin
    1970-01-01
    I expected more but this book disappoints. It doesnt seem to follow a clear thread but rather jumps randomly around from one fact to another (which the authors thought relevant) such as stress and what it does to the body, and then short profiles on some of the longest lived persons on the planet. These don't have much to do with the Ogimi folk of Okinawa that the researchers were going to visit and interview. I though they were going to write ab...
  • Dagmar Valerie
    1970-01-01
    Fantastisch boek, lekker vlot en heel toegankelijk. Je voelt je al een gelukkiger mens als je 'Ikigai' leest. Echt een aanrader met fijne tips, inspirerende ideeën en vol positieve energie.
  • Joany de Vries-Verbrugge
    1970-01-01
    Ik kreeg deze als cadeautje van de lieve Luna van @leesdame en heb het boek binnen een dag uitgelezen. De rode draad van het boek is oud worden door bezig te blijven, maar het gaat veel verder dan dat. Waar ik nog het meest van kan leren is de les; concentreer je op één ding tegelijk.Er zijn echter heel veel manieren waarop je de lessen uit dit boek kunt toepassen. Luna schreef er al een hele mooie recensie over waaruit je precies goed op kunt ...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    Un libro que contiene interesantes reflexiones y sabios consejos procedentes de la cultura oriental, una buena forma de introducirse en este mundillo y empezar a poner en práctica una serie de claves para lograr una vida larga y feliz.
  • Marije
    1970-01-01
    Ik zal het boek hier even samenvatten, want het is nogal lang van stof.De enige hint in dit boek om je Ikigai te vinden, is door jezelf de vraag 'Waarom heb je nog geen zelfmoord gepleegd?' te stellen. Daar moet je bij optellen dat je gezond moet eten en voldoende moet bewegen, en in contact moet blijven met mensen om je heen, want dan word je ouder dan honderd.Graag gedaan.
  • KC
    1970-01-01
    This is a small. It powerful book filled with easy and obtainable goals. I've learned that I must achieve flow by giving up multi-tasking, slowing things down, living in the moment, and to breathe. Back to my sun salutations and meditations.
  • Jenny Grant
    1970-01-01
    The last book I read on this topic was really inspiring and I couldn’t put it down. I was looking forward to reading this one and was woefully disappointed.It’s insipid, tedious and misses the point entirely.
  • Chris
    1970-01-01
    Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy LifeIkigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase Raison d'être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. Examples include work, hobbies and raising chil...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Maybe it was because I have read The Blue Zone, but this felt stale; nothing new.
  • Leesdame
    1970-01-01
    Ik zal er geen geheim van maken: ik ben enthousiast over 'Ikigai'! Ik heb na het lezen van dit boek enorm veel geleerd en met een aantal adviezen ben ik meteen aan de slag gegaan.De betekenis van Ikigai is simpel: een reden zoeken voor je bestaan. Waar wordt je gelukkig van? Wat is je streven? Hoe leef je zo gezond mogelijk? Op het Japanse eiland Okinawa leeft vrijwel elke bewoner met een ikigai. Op dit eiland leven meer gezonde en actieve honder...
  • Stella
    1970-01-01
    This is a short book with a mismash of ideas starting about finding one's purpose and how keeping active, having a social life within a community and having light work is the secret to longevity. However there was nothing new or insightful here, and towards the second half of the book there was just a description of different exercise forms e.g. tai chi, yoga; a weird section on NNT's book and concept Antifragile, and some quotes from centegerian...
  • Gabriela
    1970-01-01
    I could live with the fact that every idea about the Western approach to finding a purpose in life is taken from Frankl, Taleb and a few others. With no personal contribution from the authors. But to claim that you interviewed 100 people from Okinawa and to present your readers with no more than 5 pages of random (and in no way revealing, profound or even interesting) quotes from these interviews...that is just disrespectful. To the reader and to...
  • Vincent Van Grootel
    1970-01-01
    Enjoyed reading the book. It gave me some good, smaller insights. The kind you need to re-read once in a while. Towards the end some topics were discribed in too much detail and therefore they were not that interesting. I would recommed the book, it's a light and interesting read.
  • BookishDubai
    1970-01-01
    This book has nothing to do with Ikigai. Honestly it should've been titled How to Live a Long Life like an Okinawan.
  • Rosanne
    1970-01-01
    Dit boek heeft mij ontzettend verrast! Het is een soort gids met tips voor een gezond en gelukkig leven, waarvan ik er vele ga toepassen. Ook staan er vele wijze levenslessen in van de Japanse honderd-plussers. Wat mij betreft een aanrader ♡!
  • Adler
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoy the simple and easy reading, as if I was reading the authors journals from their search about Ikigai.And this is such an important theme and I'd suggest everyone should read about it or be more conscious about it, specially if you aren't living your passion. On a side note, this goes beyond having a passion in life (something we really enjoy doing) to how we can appreciate more life.However, this books feels like a collection of no...
  • Rodrigo Fernandez
    1970-01-01
    Estoy anonadado, hacia tiempo que un libro no me enganchaba de esta forma. Es un libro de estos que quieres que lean todos los seres a los que quieres, porque sabes que les va a impactar positivamente en su vida sin ninguna duda.
  • Marieke
    1970-01-01
    ikigai・生甲斐zn. nut van het leven Ik weet niet precies wat ik van dit boek vond.. Aan de ene kant vond ik het heel erg leuk en zaten er echt goede lessen in, maar aan de andere kant vond ik het soms enorm zweverig.. Maar misschien komt dat ook wel doordat ik helemaal niks heb met energiestromen door je lichaam enzo. Dat dorpje met zoveel 100-jarigen vond ik wel erg inspirerend! Mooie adviezen gaven die mensen ook in de interviews die in dit...
  • Sergey Ivanov
    1970-01-01
    Икигай — это то, ради чего ты просыпаешься каждое утро.В книге, материала по поиску своего икигай хватила бы коротенькую статью. Основная тема книги — как прожить долгую здоровую и счастливую жизнь. Главные принципы — быть спокойным, правильно п...
  • Paula Andreea Manolache
    1970-01-01
    "Fericirea o hotărăște întotdeauna inima ta!"
  • Audrey
    1970-01-01
    J'adore les livres de développement personnel et celui là était vraiment intéressant et m'a donné envie de plus profiter du quotidien :)
  • Rute Curto
    1970-01-01
    "Apenas aquilo que é imperfeito, efémero e incompleto possui verdadeira beleza, já que se assemelha à natureza"
  • Mónica Leirião
    1970-01-01
    um livro cheio de bons ensinamentos para a vida!
  • Tejasrao Rao
    1970-01-01
    Ok to read leisurelyMore of a general guide then a comprehensive manual to finding your true purpose. Written in a casual style and without a strict structure
  • Tim
    1970-01-01
    Disappointed with this book. A surprisingly small amount of it even relates to the concept of 'Ikigai'.The topics are just all over the place, as the authors just threw in bits of pop-psychology mixed with Asian health practices. This was a missed opportunity to dive into an interesting concept.
  • GONZA
    1970-01-01
    Interesting book, that mixes Ikigai with Buddhism, Logotherapie and other philosophies, to teach us that finding our meaning in life, as Viktor Frankl would have said, gives us a drive and strength to overcome difficulties and "live long and prosper", with some suggestions from overachievers and mathusalems .Libro interessante che mischia l'Ikigai con il buddismo, la logoterapia ed altre filosofie, per insegnarsi che trovare il nostro scopo nella...
  • Ser
    1970-01-01
    Un libro de fácil lectura con profundas reflexiones. Claves de la forma de vida de los habitantes más longevos de Japón, para una vida larga, productiva y sobre todo feliz.Podría considerarse perfectamente un "libro de mesilla" pues se puede revisar de manera habitual en momentos específicos de tu vida.