inspiring people to find their purpose! ikigai movement!

Zakiyra Sirkar Start Date: Sep 3, 2016 - End Date: Jun 2, 2017
  • Seychelles

My Travel Story

by: Zakiyra Sirkar Start Date: Sep 3, 2016 - End Date: Jun 2, 2017
Hi my names Zakiyra and Im 19 and in my first year of uni..  Im travelling to seychelles with my sister for a month in August 2017 and am looking to film with a marine biologist/ ngo and start a video series called 'finding your ikigai' which follows individuals across the world who have found thier 'ikigai'

These videos will be inspired by the Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being".
Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self.
 Although an ikigai can be realized by pursuing a specific goal, ambition or dream, it can also be something as simple as setting an intention for a new way of expressing ourselves or interacting with others. For example, some people find depth of meaning in cooking for and caring for their family. Other people find it through genuine and sincere acts of kindness towards others, or it could be discovered by setting a mindset to open up to all new possibilities so that we let in a limitless amount of spontaneous and life-changing opportunities.

The basis of an ikigai is that it is immensely pleasurable and that it not only benefits and enriches our own life, but that it also enhances other people’s lives too. It is about finding value in something that we love doing while mastering and developing talents and skills to ensure that it is sustainable.

I need aid travelling because I want to be able to afford accomodation for myself and my team for a whole month and also pay web designers and editors to be part of the project aswell!  I would really appreciete all help that comes my way. :) thank you for reading. if you would like to know more or talk to me personally message me!

  • Seychelles