There is an island in Japan called Okinawa. Its inhabitants have extraordinary longevity – far more centenarians than elsewhere in the world.
A few years ago I read a book which studied the secrets of these centenarians. The authors discovered that,
‘Nurturing friendships, eating light, getting enough rest, and doing regular, moderate exercise are all part of the equation of good health, but at the heart of the joie de vivre that inspires these centenarians to keep celebrating birthdays and cherishing each new day is their ikigai.’
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, Garcia & Miralles
Ikigai roughly translates as ‘a reason to jump out of bed each morning’.
Here was living proof (a whole island!) of what’s possible – living a life that is gentle, more balanced AND personally meaningful.😍
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Arlene Francey Lyne
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