Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being."
The word "ikigai" is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. The word translated to English roughly means "thing that you live for" or "the reason for which you wake up in the morning."
Each individual's ikigai is personal to them and specific to their lives, values and beliefs. It reflects the inner self of an individual and expresses that faithfully, while simultaneously creating a mental state in which the individual feels at ease. Activities that allow one to feel ikigai are never forced on an individual; they are often spontaneous, and always undertaken willingly, giving the individual satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.
This is what SPARKS the ENERGY to be your TRUE self.
I get so much inspiration from fairytales, like a quote from Cinderella, "The greatest risk any of us will ever take is to be seen as we are."
THIS IS FREEDOM.
Seeing yourself as you are, as the journey sparks within you.
But do you truly KNOW your own ENERGY?