“Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.” – Louis L’Amour
Below, are books I recommend you read if you wish to gain an understanding of Ikigai and the Japanese mind.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF IKIGAI
This book puts ikigai in many contexts using a variety of examples, stories, and explanations giving the reader a full picture of what ikigai means to the Japanese.
This is a delightful little book. It is an easy read, but delves deep, explaining what ikigai is, how it feels, how you can find it, and how you can action it in your interests and work.
This book goes deep on the principals of Wabi Sabi connecting the reader to the richness and beauty of Japanese wisdom and culture. Every time I pick it up it transports me back to Japan.
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