In this episode, I explore Ikigai, a Japanese concept meaning “A reason for being”. I explore my thoughts about this model not being about uncovering one’s purpose but could be useful to explore fulfilment in one’s life.

I discuss:

  • How we can get stuck trying to fulfill all the aspects of the Ikigai model in attempt to find the sweet spot
  • How Ikigai may be more about uncovering fulfillment in ones life, as opposed to one’s purpose
  • How it does not serve us to associate earning a living to our purpose in life

Drops of Wisdom from this conversation

“When I look at the Ikigai model, the first thing I notice is how overwhelming it is. I think it puts too much pressure on someone to attempt to achieve all these aspects to uncover the sweet spot.” – Mya Joseph

“This westernised version of ikigai I feel is more about fulfillment, not about uncovering one’s purpose.” – Mya Joseph

“The way I teach purpose, is that it does not have to be associated to financial gain or earning a living. It can be, but does not have to be. Ikigai places that added pressure and guides someone to believe they need to make money from their purpose. This is not true.” – Mya Joseph

Tune into the conversation now…

Looking for more?

If you are interested in furthering your exploration into purpose, uncovering your true self and living in alignment to your true nature, then I invite you to check out the 4 Stages of Self Discovery teaching.

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