On the island of #Okinawa, #Japan
which has been home to some of the longest living humans on the planet, #Ikigai
is translated as 'a reason to get up in the morning', a reason to enjoy life.
According to Japanese people, solving the riddle of one's Ikigai leads to a long & fulfilling life. There are 4 questions one can ask oneself to begin to uncover this sense of purpose:
1) What do you love? What is your passion?
2) What are you good at?
3) What does the world need from you? What is your mission? What can you achieve that will help others?
4) What do others value enough about you to pay you for?
What do I get out of bed for?
-To WORK collaboratively with individuals when they are at their most vulnerable & to guide them to make meaningful change in their lives
-To LOVE my husband & continue to build on & deepen our relationship everyday through our accomplishments & struggles & to be present & pay attention to him
-FAMILY. To be a supportive, loving, caring, giving (with my time & attention) Aunty, Sister (& sis in law), Daughter (& daughter in law), Wife, Niece, Friend, Cousin
-WELLBEING. To walk my dog, exercise, relax & nourish my body
-LEARN/GROW. To learn everyday whether through books, podcasts, connecting with others
-CONNECTION. Surround myself with like-minded individuals who encourage me & who I can simultaneously learn from & teach
And yes this excites me & makes me want to get our of bed in the morning!
for the #inspiration
Awesome podcast 'Rob'! #reason #purpose #growth #passion #wellbeing #connection #value