Indigo Ikigai

“What is your Ikigai?”

“Ikigai”, a Japanese term meaning “reason to being”, has been one of the most intriguing question during the indigo phase of my life. Indigo phase is according to me the youth phase because indigo is vibrant and lies in between red which symbolizes love and anger; and blue which symbolizes peace and calmness. We are turbid and full of questions and anxiety at its peak level. We trade dreams for reality and opaque imaginations for grey. We ourselves pave the road to our own torrid future yet we cry for innocence. We often label ourselves as guilty of dreaming and hoping from strangers.

We preach freedom by imprisoning our own present at the hands of fate. We demand independence and space when we already know we cannot survive without a helping hand. We are complex, as complex as it could get. We are full of color in a seemingly cold world. We love strangers and snub our own family.

Probably, I’m still a stranger to the answer of the same question which I’ve asked myself a million times. “What is my Ikigai?” “What is my Ikigai?”

But one thing is for certain and true, no man is more rich than one who already possesses the answer to that question.

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  1. peacieb says:

    Indigo. Your writing has given me such a different perspective on the color. It’s so true and raw. Can we really find a reason for our existence

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    1. Thank you so much. Colors are truly inspiring. They give me the meaning of everything around . Colors are powerful . Well , can we find a reason to our existence ? I guess no . Neither do I want to . I just want a reason to live one day more . I don’t want a reason to why I exist. All which can take me forward is a reason to live one day more , to explore one day more , to admire colors one day more . Thanks for the continued reading though . Really appreciated

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  2. peacieb says:

    But life would be much easier if you knew you purpose. Every morning comes with a ring of purpose instead of the search of onr

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    1. Where would be the challenge if I already knew the answer . Adventure lies in finding your answers . That’s my daily quest

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      1. peacieb says:

        You know where you’re going, that’s purpose. Figuring how to get there, that’s a challenge.

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      2. Well I want to walk down a road without knowing what lies at the end . I love uncertainty.

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  3. Riya says:

    Beautiful post!

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  4. Your last line got me. Truly, the richest man is he who knows his reason for living. I absolutely loved this.

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    1. Thank you so much. Means a lot to me πŸ™‚

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  5. Nel says:

    This definitely resonated. I’d be interested in learning the other color phases of life considering I never thought of colors in this way. I have to say I’m guilty for loving strangers and snubbing family but sometimes its justified because strangers can be more familial than actual blood relatives.

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    1. I’ll put up the other color phases
      posts probably in the near future. We all are guilty of that and yes agreed that sometimes strangers are more familiar than blood relatives.

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      1. Nel says:

        Look forward to seeing those! πŸ™‚

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  6. Elena says:

    This is beautiful ❀
    Keep creating!

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    1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  7. Another interesting post from you πŸ™‚
    *read the earlier comments
    Actually not knowing the purpose gives us the freedom to explore ourselves and our options. Being too predictable is not that fun πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much. Agreed

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      1. You’re most welcome πŸ™‚

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