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Japanese Concepts To Transform Your Life

The Japanese have a reputation for living exceptionally long lives and leading healthy lifestyles. To live a happy and healthy life, they adhere to a number of principles. By living by these values, people are gradually changing in the world. Here are a few Japanese ideas that could change your life.


1. Ikigai-


Ikigai, which translates to "cause for existence," is a Japanese concept. Japanese words for "life" and "worth" are "iki" and "gai," respectively. Your ikigai is your true self, your happiness.

The Heian era, which lasted from 794 to 1185, is when the Japanese ikigai school of thought first emerged. South of the Japanese mainland is the island of Okinawa. The island is home to the greatest percentage of persons over 100 in the whole globe, and Ikigai is a significant part of Okinawan culture.


Consider these queries to determine your ikigai:

  1. What do you love doing?

  2. What do you excel at?

  3. How can you earn money?

  4. What is the world lacking?

Create small goals --> Plan --> Build a support system-->and test it!

2. Shikita ga nai-


Some numerous circumstances and moments are beyond your control. This is when the Japanese idea is put into use. It follows that mastering the art of letting go entails accepting reality for what it is and giving whatever you have your all. To use this approach, find things that can help you, alter your viewpoint, and avoid comparing yourself to other people.

3. Shu Ha Ri-


Shu ha ri basically translates to "learn first, disconnect later, transcend lastly." It is a martial arts idea that aids in gaining control over many things. Fuhaku Kawakami was the one who initially introduced the Shuhari idea. There is no linear progression in Shu Ha Ri.

It resembles concentric rings more, with Shu contained inside Ha and both Shu and Ha included within Ri. Thus, the basics never change; when a pupil develops and starts to infuse his or her own personality into the techniques used, only the application of the principles and the intricacies of their execution change.


4. Wabi Sabi-


The Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi refers to appreciating the beauty of imperfections. This has been noticed in a variety of Japanese aesthetics and arts. Roughness, simplicity, and asymmetry are all its ideas. This concept has helped to reduce the mentality of being a perfectionist in everything.


5. Oubaitori-


Although these blooms of cherry, apricot, peach and plum appear to be extremely similar at first sight, they each bloom in a distinctive way and have unique forms and scents. Nevertheless, each and every flower is proud and lovely in its own way, despite its peculiarities. Not only will you be better in your daily life after you stop linking yourself to others, but you'll probably also be more self-assured.


-->Take care of yourself.
-->Recognize that every person has unique circumstances.
-->Embrace gratitude for all that you have.
-->Give up comparing.

Until next time, stay healthy, stay safe and transform yourself gradually.

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