Have you found your Ikigai yet?

A new year has started and the first month has almost past. Did you decide and resolve at the end of 2020 to make changes and start to live a more passionate and meaningful life in 2021? Did you decide to make 2021 the year when you take your life to the next step? And, maybe you still feel a sense of confusion and wondering what steps to take and in what order?

Have you yet identified your Ikigai? Your reason for waking up in the morning?

The Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” The word refers to having a meaningful direction or purpose in life, constituting the sense of one’s life being made worthwhile, with actions (spontaneous and willing) taken toward achieving one’s Iikigai resulting in satisfaction and a sense of meaning in to life.

Regardless of where you are at, if you have found your Ikigai, your “thing”, “your juice” in life, the reason for waking up in the morning or not, you may need support along the way. If you still are searching, you may need someone to nudge you and support you to get going?

Going back to my life and my own experience, I know I would not have made it this far without support, an accountability partner.

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Do you still wonder what I am talking about… what is Ikigai? Let me share the concept in short with you. I am not claiming to be a specialist at Ikigai, at all. All I know is that for me, life changed in the process of figure it out.

What is Ikigai?

I came across the Japanese word Ikigai a few years ago and I thought of it as a beautiful word. At first not knowing the full meaning of it, then I realized it is more than a word, that it’s a concept and a philosophy, a way of life, I got compelled to find out more.

Once you do:

  • what you love, including your passion & vision
  • what you are good at, that is your profession & vocation
  • what you can be paid for
  • what the world needs

The above formula is the Ikigai way. When you on a daily basis involve all four points above, when they simultaneously come into play, it is means that you are in your Ikigai.

If you do something that involve all the four points mentioned, this is where you can live a life worth waking up every day for, a life with purpose. This is when you are in the zone, when you live in your Ikigai. This is where you find the true meaning of life and when you have found it, you are never going to work another day. Imagine that you can be paid for to what you love to do, that what you love to do is in demand, but also contributes to more than just the world economy, it’s fulfilling and meaningful. Each person’s Ikigai differs from the other and is as individual as you are. My Ikigai is made of different ingredients than yours, but I think I can help you find yours.

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The healing power of writing & storytelling

Like most girls, I wrote a diary, and like most girls, I started each day with a “dear diary” before entrusting the book with my feelings and thoughts. I wrote for a few years, until I was a 12-13 years old. Then I quit. Not sure why, maybe it was when I had to lock the book in order to write about my innermost feelings? Maybe when the fear of being “caught” took over? I do not really know, and for a long time I read other people’s texts where biographies, stories about other people’s lives and events have always been the books I have preferred.

The power of a language

Both the need for, and the ability to express myself in speech and writing, I have carried with me in my life. It has enriched my life and created opportunities for me. A hug thanks goes to my parents who always kept full bookshelves, which meant that books always have been very present in my life. I started writing again three years ago when I became ill with stress fatigue and depression. I used writing as a process to understand myself and log why some days and weeks worked better than others. It was part of my process to heal and eventually feel better. I have been writing ever since , almost every day and I use the written word as a log of how I really feel, how balanced I am and as method to process my emotions.

Writing is a great tool

To write is a great tool, but to share my inner thoughts, feelings and my inner world with other’s is adding one extra dimension to life. I would like to share something from Bo Ahrenfelt, psychiatrist and author who really say it in a way that resonate with me (free translation).

“Sharing our inner processes with others makes us feel good, and helps us to develop and deal with difficult phases in life. What is most personal is paradoxically also most generalizable. And by sharing  and to be a part of others personal experiences, I become more whole as a human being”.

The healing power of writing and storytelling is in its simplicity enriching and make the difficulties in life easier to bear.