“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.