Inspirational Japanese mantras from Ikigai

Jul 8, 2023

Devanshi Batra


“Ikigai [can be defined as the] ‘feeling of being alive now and/or individual motivation for living.” Here we list down 8 inspirational Japanese Mantras from Ikigai.


​On acceptance and living

“There is no future, no past. There is only the present.”


​On past and future

“The moment. Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.”


​On happiness

“The happiest people are not the ones who achieve the most. They are the ones who spend more time than others in a state of flow.”


​On feelings

“We don’t create our feelings; they simply come to us, and we have to accept them. The trick is welcoming them.”


​On embracing the present

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much about the future.”


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​Nature & Beauty

“Only things that are imperfect, incomplete, and ephemeral can truly be beautiful, because only those things resemble the natural world.”


​On perspective

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”


​On silence​

“True silence is the rest of the mind; and is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”


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