017 – How We Can Find Ikigai in Our Interpersonal Relationships

This is episode 17 of the Ikigai podcast and I have the pleasure of Shintaro Kono, Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, joining us again to share his research related to ikigai.

Shin first came on episode 4 of Ikigai Podcast, Finding Ikigai in Leisure, and shared his keiken theory; that ikigai is strongly felt in valued experiences that are enjoyable, effortful, stimulating and comforting. 

In this episode Shin shares his research results from a qualitative study on how Japanese university students experience ikigai with a focus on interpersonal relationships. 

In summary, Shin's research and resulting theory suggests that having authentic relationship is characterised by two distinct types of subjective perceptions; self-authenticity and genuine care. Authentic relationship was often developed and maintained through two modes of interaction; "experiencing together", and "communicating experiences". Lastly, these interactions were conditioned by echoed values and trust.


THE FIND IKIGAI COURSE

FIND YOUR IKIGAI AND TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

  • Understand what ikigai truly means 
  • Wake up with purpose 
  • Have more life satisfaction 
  • Become more creative
  • Find meaning in your day to day living
  • Discover your life role 
  • Pursue your life mission 

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