Shikata ga nai: Accepting the Unavoidable

“Shikata ga nai” is a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to “it cannot be helped” or “there is no other way.” It is a phrase often used to express acceptance in situations that cannot be controlled. This does not mean giving up during situations of difficulty but rather having the strength of heart to accept what cannot be changed and move forward in life.

The phrase has its roots in Japanese culture, specifically in the Buddhist concept of “gaman,” which means to endure or persevere through difficult situations with dignity and resilience. This blog post takes a deep dive into the meaning of this phrase and explores when (and when not) to apply it to your daily life.

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Shuhari: The Japanese Concept for Mastery

Shuhari is a Japanese concept that is widely used in martial arts and has also found its place in the world of business and personal development. It is a three-stage model that describes the journey toward mastery, starting as a beginner and becoming a master. This blog post will explore what Shuhari means and how it can apply to your life.

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Kaizen: The Philosophy of Continuous Improvement

Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy of constant and never-ending improvement; in other words, a growth mindset. The word “Kaizen” is derived from the Japanese words “kai” (change) and “zen” (good), which means “good change” or “continuous improvement.” This philosophy has become synonymous with Japanese business and manufacturing but can also be applied to our personal lives. This article will discuss how Kaizen can be applied to different aspects of life.

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Oubaitori: Embracing Uniqueness and Individuality

We all have unique experiences, talents, and stories to share that set us apart from those around us. In today’s world, it can be so easy to become caught up in the rat race and forget our true identities as individuals; this is why Oubaitori – a concept derived from Japanese philosophy – is such an important reminder of what makes each one of us perfectly imperfect in our own special way. By embracing your individuality through Oubaitori, you will open yourself up not only to learning more about who you truly are on the inside but also discover new ways to express yourself outwardly. Let’s explore how Oubaitori can help lead you down the path toward greater self-exploration and acceptance!

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Wabi-Sabi: The Beauty of Imperfection

In our modern society, we often seek perfection in everything we do. From striving for flawless skin to pursuing the perfect career, we obsess over achieving an often unattainable ideal. But what if there was beauty in imperfection? In a world where nothing is perfect, including yourself and others, how can everyone strive to find joy in the imperfections that make them unique? That’s where wabi-sabi comes in.

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Understanding Bursaries: Paying for Education

Financial aid is essential for providing accessibility to higher education for students from all economic backgrounds. One of the most prominent forms of financial aid is the student bursary. In this article, we will discuss what a student bursary is, how to find one, and how to apply for one.

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17 of the Most Powerful Stoic Quotes

The Stoics were an ancient school of philosophy that prized self-control, inner peace, and living in harmony with others. These teachings have inspired generations of thinkers and writers, from Marcus Aurelius to Steve Jobs. While their teachings spanned a variety of subjects, there are some powerful quotes from the Stoics that still resonate with people today. This article will explore 17 of the most powerful Stoic quotes. These quotes offer wisdom and guidance on how to live a happy and productive life.

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