"Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life" by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles is a transformative exploration of the ancient Japanese concept of ikigai, which translates to "a reason for being." In this insightful book, the authors draw on their experiences and research, combining Eastern philosophy with Western practicality to guide readers toward a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
The book delves into the secrets of the residents of Okinawa, known for their longevity and contentment, offering practical wisdom on how to discover one's own ikigai—a convergence of passion, mission, vocation, and profession. Through engaging stories and actionable insights, the authors provide a roadmap to unlock personal fulfillment and happiness by aligning one's actions with inner values and passions. "Ikigai" is an inspiring guide for those seeking a deeper understanding of life's purpose and a more meaningful existence.
From the Back Cover
Uncover the profound wisdom of "Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life" by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. In this enlightening exploration, the authors seamlessly blend Eastern philosophy with Western practicality to unveil the secrets of a fulfilling life. Drawing inspiration from the longevity and contentment found in Okinawa, García and Miralles guide readers on a journey to discover their own ikigai—a harmonious intersection of passion, mission, vocation, and profession. With engaging narratives and actionable insights, this book serves as a transformative roadmap, offering a holistic approach to living a purpose-driven and joyous life. Immerse yourself in the profound teachings of ikigai and embark on a path to lasting happiness and fulfillment.
About the Author
Hector & Franck:
Héctor García, a Spanish engineer and writer residing in Japan since 2004, delves into Japanese culture and philosophy, sharing insights on productivity and mindfulness through his blog. Francesc Miralles, a Spanish psychologist and prolific author, collaborates with García in exploring themes of well-being and personal development. Together, they co-authored "Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life," combining their expertise to bring the concept of ikigai to a global audience. Their work harmoniously blends Eastern wisdom with Western practicality, offering readers a guide to a purposeful and fulfilling life.