A Japanese-inspired guide to living a happier, more fulfilled life. This fascinating book, packed full of advice, takes you down the path to a fulfilling and happy life by drawing lessons from Japanese culture and ancient philosophy . It gives you tools to make the most of everyday by incorporating some simple life lessons from the Japanese way of living.The main part of the book is divided into two parts or themes - Kokoro (heart and mind) and Karada (body), In Kokoro, you learn about the importance of finding your ikigai or purpose, be this in your career or your personal passion for a pastime, before looking at wabi-sabi and kintsugi - both of these philosophies value the importance of imperfection and finding balance in what you do. In part 2 the author shows the practical and actionable steps that Westerners can take to incorporate certain Japanese philosophies into their lives from forest bathing (shinrinyoku) to mindful flower arranging (ikebana), to bento boxes and honouring rituals in your life (exemplified by the Japenese tea drinking ceremony). Rounding off the book is a section about forming the habit and making these concepts come to life as part of your routine.Beautifully illustrated throughout by Japanese illustrator Ryo Takemaso, this is a gift book with a wonderfully practical message.
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