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The Okinawan way of life

The Okinawan Way of Life has 5 aspects to it. Warm people, Blissful work, light food & movement, stoic attitude.

Moai - Community

  • Surround yourself with great friends, friends are the best medicine, there for confiding worries over a good chat, sharing stories that brighten your day, getting advice, having fun!! Living!
  • Be a part of a community that looks out for each other. Provide and feel financially and emotionally secure . This gives you a sense of security and helps increase life expectancy.

Ikigai

Do things you love and have mastered (satisfying & certain), which the world needs and pays for (useful and wealthy).

ikigai

  • Flow - Get completely immersed in the experience. Not thinking about or distracted by anything else. Your ego dissolves, and you become part of what you are doing.
  • Experience is so enjoyable that you will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.
  • What makes you enjoy doing something so much that you forget about time and worries fade way. What will you pay to do it.
  • Discover your ikigai by doing many things. Not by thinking
  • When you set out to create something. You are using nature to infuse life into it. Create beauty!

Food

Nutrition/Calorie ratio should be super high

  • Rarely eat sugar
  • Eat less than 10g of salt / day
  • Hara hachi bu , eat only till you are 80% full. over eating will wear down the body with long digestive process and accelerate cellular oxidation.
  • Try to fast once a week?
  • Drink 3 cups Sanpin cha jasmine tea
  • Antioxidants like salmon, citrus & dried fruits, oats.

Movement

  • Gentle excercise. Connect with the mind, body and soul. Connect with your inner energy. Doing this as a group promotes one ness
  • Surya namaskar

Attitude

  • You can enjoy the pleasures of life as long as they dont control you. (Seneca put things into practice by not having servants for a week & advices to practice negative visualization before going to sleep)
  • The way you face difficult situtions make a big difference to our quality of life.Face them with resilience , which means focus on what is important, accept all emotions, and do actions which create new emotions

    Accept all emotions, create new emotion via action

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Anand Narayan
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