“One of these days,
you will see that your pain
is the reason why you’re still here.
This is how we make art.
This is how we beat the monsters.”
– Erin Van Vuren
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”, “the reason to live”, your raison d’être.
In the culture of Okinawa, Ikigai is thought of as “your reason to wake up in the morning”, your reason to enjoy life.
So, have you found your Ikigai? What makes you get up in the morning?