Help Others Find Their Purpose in Life with Ikigai

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I heard about Ikigai a few months ago at a keynote. It is a Japanese approach which helps people connect their passions and strengths with ways of making an impact in the world – establishing a “reason for being”. I haven’t read the book so many others have heard of.

I have since used it with my students (to help them choose a project that reflects their passion), as a reflective activity in MYFest22, and with my own child when they asked her to research her career or choice and she was like “I have no idea what I wanna be!”

Here is the video we recorded with a small group during MYFest, while others were in breakout rooms doing the activity:

#MYFest22 recording of Ikigai

Here is the link to a fuller description of how you might use it in a class, on our OneHE/Equity Unbound Community-building site:

How might you use it in your context?

Feature image of Japanese Cherry Blossom by Elizadean on Pixabay:

One thought on “Help Others Find Their Purpose in Life with Ikigai

  1. That’s very enlightening. Besides my academic interests, I’ ve always been passionate about learning more about human psyche and well being. I came across Ikiagi on the net a while ago and now after the video I would dig deeper into it


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