In the midst of our everyday lives and responsibilities, we get stuck in busy work and lose sight of our true purpose. After living like a hamster on a wheel, however, we begin to feel empty and don’t know what to do to feel fulfilled. We may not know what to do with our lives, or we feel confused about what our purpose is.

The Japanese concept of Ikigai, can help us in times like that. Ikigai means having a purpose in life, knowing what to do to feel living your life is worthwhile. Only when you feel that way can you then take steps to find what will satisfy you and bring meaning to your life.