Ikigai

“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller

A mentor of mine put Ikigai (pronounced: ee-kee-gah-ee) on my radar a few weeks ago, and it has been on my mind. Anyone that knows me, is familiar with the fact that I spend time thinking and looking for “my purpose in life.” The idea of Ikigai is to help you discover your life’s calling by looking at four areas, and how they overlap. Passion, vocation, profession, and mission, are the areas to look at and when you find where the 4 overlap this is what the Japanese refer to as Ikigai.

Last week’s post was a great reminder of how I can be distracted or fall into routines that don’t feed my mind, body, and soul. This week I am going to answer the four questions that help find this thing we call purpose: What Do I Love? What Am I Good At? What Does The World Need? What Can I Get Paid For?

Today I am in discernment mode. What mode are you in? Have you found your purpose for today, are you asking the questions, or are you on cruise control? No judgement; we are all on a different path, but for me I have shifted from cruise control to asking the questions. I am ready for what is next; THANK YOU LIFE!

Affirmation: In this moment I am here for a reason. I am here for a purpose. I am here for Life!

Call to Action: Which questions are you asking yourself? Feel free to once again take pen to paper and answer these questions. If you feel called, share the questions with us in the comments.

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