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The Book of Ikigai


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Find your ikigai, or 'reason for being' in this twelve–week personal development program and change your life profoundly. Ikigai is a Japanese term that can be translated, simply, as 'reason for being', and many people across the world believe that finding your own personal ikigai is the secret to a long and happy life.

The Book of Ikigai is divided into twelve chapters, one for each week. Each chapter starts with a reflection and personal anecdotes from the author, reiki master Caroline de Surany, and includes playful daily exercises—from drawing to playing a game—to enable you to get closer to your ikigai. Move from Week one: I reconnect with myself, through to Week four: I am not what you think I am, and Week eight: I adopt an attitude of self compassion— all the way to Week twelve: I glow. By the time you have finished this book, you will be empowered to understand your own values—what makes you feel connected; what makes you feel love; what gives you a sense of place in the world—and move towards a way of life that will bring you peace of mind and lasting joy.