Finished reading #ikigai I'd recommend this book to y'all. This book had a calming effect on me as I read it...a little boring and slow in the beginning but as it moved ahead I started enjoying it's description of Japanese culture that promotes mental and physical well being.
It focuses on simple, nutritious yet minimal diet and simple exercises daily. It focuses on having a slow paced life and pursuing things we enjoy.
As it tells, HAPPINESS IS IN THE DOING, NOT IN THE RESULTS.
It advises us that modern Life has powerful forces and incentives like money, power, attention and success which distract us on a daily basis, don't let them take over your life.
Ikigai tells us to keep busy by doing things that fill us with meaning and happiness. These things needn't be big: we might find meaning in being good parents or helping our neighbors.
The book guides us to imbibe WABI SABI which is finding beauty in imperfections of life...and ICHI GO ICHI E which refers to the concept that, "this moment exists only now and won't come again", so enjoy the moment and don't lose yourself to worries of past and future.
It's important to remember:- to live a long time you need to do three things: exercise to stay healthy, eat well, and spend time with people.
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for."
Penning down my feelings sitting in balcony I felt extreme gratitude towards my destiny I used to stand among the crowd But my soul wandered through the cloud At times I wanted to cry my heart out loud But my mind was trained to be cowed I always searched for someone to understand what I feel Hence it took me years to finally get healed But one fine day I found a friend named pen And started to live my life once again I began to find solace in arms of poetry And rewrote the pages of my life in symmetry It was a feeling of immense happiness That I was alone but never felt loneliness Eventually I found my true soulmate And the reason for being passionate!!
Swami Vivekanand- "Love is expansion and hate is contraction." Martin Luther King Jr-"Darkness can not drive out darkness.Only light can do that.Hate can not drive out hate only love can do that." @miraquill#wod#ikigai#meraki
Hikikomori is a term in Japan used to describe someone who has “withdrawn” from society. The average age of hikikomori is around 32 and consists largely of men. This is a mental disease that was initially thought of as a simple refusal of a young man to leave the confines of his room/ parental home to interact socially or get a job. It is however much more layered and difficult to treat without medication and therapy .
Crippled by the very thought of leaving The comfort of my home Has made me Hikikomori with no one But my parents to call my own
My sekentei I’ve forsaken, become Completely amae and lost my ikigai Akin to a rapidly flowing river I’ve let Life simply pass me by
The helplessness I feel inside is like A bird flapping it’s wings in a cage Not even my own brother can understand Or my discomfort begin to gauge
Beaten, threatened and abandoned I survive Willingly bound to the confines of these walls Forgotten I have the komorebi through the sakura Or the autumn leaves come the fall
Being considered a recluse, a hermit Would’ve relatively been some relief The doctors have failed to treat my condition Or find a reason for my disease
Complicated is my situation just like The intricate folds of an origami bird People negate my very existence and I am considered a burden on this world
I am like the broken vase that no kintsugi Could ever with gold hope to mend My life has an undecided future Living in an ibasho not seemingly a very happy end
Japanese words used:
1. Hikikomori: withdrawn 2. Sekentei - a person’s reputation and the need they feel to impress others 4. Amae - dependence 5. Ikigai - essentially about finding your purpose in life 6. Komorebi - the Japanese expression for the sunlight as it filters through the trees 7. Sakura - cherry trees 8. Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures 9. Kintsugi - the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum 10. Ibasho - a place where you can feel like at home, being oneself
When I felt the pain of the world, I found my own as miniscule, since then healing others with my quill, became my IKIGAI .
AND I FOUND A REASON TO WAKE UP
Flames of burning dreams were high, The entangled yarns, submerged in fumes, The sky Shedding tears over the melancholy the witnesses to my growing ardour, the Tulips, shrinking in shame, My edifice of hopes a blazing arcane. Crossing the corpses of kalon That my heart had gathered in the tryst held with utmost belief, I fell onto the funeral Of my precious passion, Feeling like a dead being, unfortunately alive, breathing nullity In a deep sea of mirk Gripped with claustrophobic ghosts , But then I met a sonder Revealing a milliions in pain, Some had dead wings, Some paralyzed limbs Craving for some relief, their cells speaking of their agony. I woke as a savior, Hugging each one in despair, My words found them peace, Their wounds a bit , healed , Since then I found my Ikigai, A reason to wake up, After every night, So as to write some more quotes of love To the aggrieved soul, For whom all hopes, did shove.
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