January 7: A Reason for Being: Ikigai

Presented by Collete Hoglund

Ikigai is the Japanese concept for “a reason for being” or purpose in living. Living one’s Ikigai brings meaning to life. In Japanese culture, it is considered one of the keys to happiness and longevity.Ikigai

Ikigai stems from the intersection of “what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for.”

This talk will explore this concept further, integrate it with spirituality, invite you to contemplate your own Ikigai, and explore possible “reasons for being” for our fellowship.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is usually available.