Title: The Way of Nagomi
Author’s Name: Ken Mogi
Publisher: The Experiment
Page Count: 208 Pages
Author or Book Website: N/A
Link to Amazon purchase page: The Way of Nagomi: The Japanese Philosophy of Finding Balance and Peace in Everything You Do: Mogi, Ken: Amazon.com: Books
Link to Goodreads: The Way of Nagomi: How to Find Peace & Harmony in Your Life by Ken Mogi | Goodreads
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How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
NAGOMI is the Japanese ideology that advocates embracing everything life throws at us so we can live peacefully and harmoniously.
There is no translation for the word nagomi in the English language, and yet it should be in everyone’s vocabulary. A popular and common concept in Japan, to achieve nagomi is to have peace of mind, emotional balance and wellbeing. This philosophy can be found at the very heart of Japanese culture, 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.
We know that every life will have joys and sorrows, opportunities and misfortunes, but in The Way of Nagomi, global bestselling author Ken Mogi explains why it’s important to truly accept the way of the world and balance all of these experiences, both positive and negative. 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 for ourselves.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have always had a thing for Japan and its culture and people. I have been reading a lot more things on it in the last few years. I have heard the word Nagomi before and I thought I understood it, but I was a bit off. This book helped me put the actual meaning better in my head and how to reach for myself. It is something that I will go back to when I need it.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars