A few years ago I heard the word: IKIGAI and loved the sound of it and my curiosity was peaked on what the meaning was. I googled away and found it was the perfect word for the perfect time in my life!
The definition in Wikipeda:
Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) 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.
I think we all can relate to this concept! Finding our “purpose” is what many of us seek our entire lifetime! I am glad I was reminded of this word today while watching a very inspiring video on Facebook by the Project Happiness Founder: Randy Taran. I follow her website and listen to her videos often. In fact, my Zen Heart Creations Website and Blog was inspired by various ZenFul Blogs I have been following for years. Project Happiness, Tiny Buddha, Daily Om, Etc.
I am inspired by positive daily affirmations about Zenful Living and sharing Loving-Kindness & Compassion as often as possible. I think I may have found my IKIGAI!
I have been writing lyrics about finding my purpose for years! Here are the lyrics and link to listen to one of my songs entitled:
|Nepenthe Heart Rose with My Purpose Lyrics: click on photo to purchase|