The Way of Nagomi

Ken Mogi


In Circulation

*Find out how to live a more harmonious life thanks to NAGOMI, the ancient Japanese philosophy that helps you find balance and peace in everything you do*

There is no translation for the word nagomi in the English language, and yet it at the very heart of the Japanese way of life. A popular and common concept in Japan, to achieve nagomi is to have peace of mind, emotional balance and wellbeing, ranging from the way food is prepared (mixing sweet, salt, sour, bitter and umami) to the way the ephemerality of the cherry blossom season is celebrated.

Global bestselling author Ken Mogi illustrates why it's important to value both the positive and negative experiences in life so that you can truly find a balance and live more harmoniously. In The Way of Nagomi, Ken explains how to apply nagomi to every aspect of life so you can:

- Maintain happy relationships with loved ones, even if you disagree with them

- Learn new things while always staying true to yourself

- Find a sense of peace in whatever you are doing

- Mix and blend unlikely components to strike a harmonious balance

- Have a greater understanding of the Japanese philosophy of life

By delving into Japan's history, traditions and culture and providing a toolkit to help us to achieve satisfaction in our lives, Ken shows how we can all create nagomi in our lives and enjoy the benefits of a more peaceful and satisfactory life.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Nagomi as a Philosophy: Nagomi is presented as more than just a fleeting feeling of tranquility; it is a way of life and a philosophy rooted in Japanese culture that emphasizes finding beauty and harmony in everyday experiences.

  2. Appreciation of Imperfection: Central to Nagomi is the acceptance and appreciation of imperfection, both in oneself and in the world around us. Embracing imperfections can lead to a deeper sense of gratitude and fulfillment.

  3. Mindful Living: The book advocates for mindfulness as a key practice in cultivating Nagomi. By being fully present in each moment and savoring the simple joys of life, individuals can experience a profound sense of well-being.

  4. Connection with Nature: Nagomi encourages a deep connection with nature and the natural world. Spending time outdoors, observing the changing seasons, and appreciating the beauty of the environment can foster a sense of peace and harmony.

  5. Simplicity and Minimalism: Simplifying one's life and reducing clutter—both physical and mental—is seen as essential for achieving Nagomi. By letting go of unnecessary distractions and possessions, individuals can create space for clarity and serenity.

  6. Cultivating Gratitude: Gratitude is emphasized as a cornerstone of Nagomi. Taking time to acknowledge and appreciate the blessings in one's life, no matter how small, can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.

  7. Connection with Others: Nagomi encourages meaningful connections with others based on empathy, compassion, and mutual support. Building strong relationships and fostering a sense of community are vital aspects of living a fulfilling life.

  8. Finding Joy in Work: Rather than viewing work as a burden, Nagomi encourages individuals to find joy and fulfillment in their professional endeavors. By aligning one's passions and values with their work, they can experience a sense of purpose and satisfaction.

  9. Embracing Transience: The concept of impermanence is woven throughout Nagomi philosophy. Embracing the fleeting nature of life and appreciating each moment as it comes can lead to a deeper sense of gratitude and acceptance.

  10. Self-Reflection and Growth: Finally, Nagomi encourages ongoing self-reflection and personal growth. By continuously striving to learn, evolve, and cultivate inner harmony, individuals can embark on a lifelong journey toward Nagomi.

Language English
ISBN-10 1529416299
ISBN-13 9781529416299
No of pages 208
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Quercus
Published Date 14 Mar 2024

About Author

Author : Ken Mogi


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