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Resources about Ikigai

To support your growth and personal development around the Japanese concept of Ikigai, Shared Inspiration has found these learning resources.

There are recommended books, articles and videos to kick start your Ikigai learning.

"The Japanese word ‘Ikigai’ is derived from ‘Iki’, meaning ‘life’ and ‘kai’ meaning the realisation of hopes and expectations. It translates to 'a reason for being".

If you have yet to read our blogs on this topic then get a brew and dive right in here.

Find out more about Ikigai......


  • IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles, 2016

  • How to be Here: A guide to creating a life worth living.

Rob Bell, 2017

  • How to Ikigai: Lessons for Finding Happiness and Living Your Life's Purpose.

Tim Tamashiro, 2019

  • The Book of Ikigai: Discover the Japanese secret to a long and happy life in just twelve weeks.

Caroline de Surany, 2018



Tim Tamashiro is a leading expert in the field of Ikigai and these are just two of the many easy to watch videos you can find on YouTube that have been created by him.

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