What’s your Ikigai?

It’s always a wonder to me how millenials, especially working women find the time to blog. I mean, I, for one, has been really stressed out finding the zeal to even attempt and write something worthile.

But then again, we can always find inspiration in the littlest of things.

I wonder. What will you answer when someone asks you, “What inspires you? What makes your heart beat beyond normal?”

For me, I believe, one has to know what is his or her passion. In that way, he/she won’t even have the need to question why the heck is he/she doing whatever he/she does.

Now this reminds me of the beautiful word “Ikigai”.


Ikigai is a Japanese concept, meaning “a reason for being”. Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one’s ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. – Source

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“Ikigai: the process of allowing the self’s possibilities to blossom”  (Ikigai — jibun no kanosei, kaikasaseru katei ), an article that said that people can feel real ikigai when their senses, value of life and all poles of human nature are conceived to give birth to self-actualization.

Well, I like training, shoes, and and the silence.


Training because I am given a noble and an amazing opportunity to shape and hone minds, to teach things that will help my trainees to prepare for what’s to come. I never thought that this will be such a rewarding career, and Empire East just keeps on surprsing me.


Shoes because they bring you to good places. They make you look nice, and they influence how you assert yourself with impact.


And silence. Well, I think better when it’s quiet. And it makes me remember more.

How about you, what is your Ikigai? Are your pursuing it?

What makes you wake up in the morning? Let me know in the comments below!


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