As the year winds down, many year end lists are popping up with advice and other strategies to make your 2017 better than your 2016. One of the more interesting concepts to cross my path this week was the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which translates to your reason for being. This came up during a recent meditation session and then also on the radio where they discussed being able to center yourself on your Ikigai and then letting things grow from there.
Finding your reason for being often takes a deep inquiry into your inner self to find what is the real reason you get out of bed in the morning? Is that an easy question to answer for most people? Probably not. But the quest to get to that answer is a useful exercise to get control over the hectic nature of life around the holidays in December.
There are plenty of resources online to help you with this journey:
Whichever method you choose, take some time out this holiday season to get a little peace and quiet and explore your Ikigai...