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The Ikigai discovery! Series – 1 (Self-discovery)

Welcome to Momlifeandlifestyle! My website is all about Parenting, Lifestyle, Health, and wellness. This would be the first series about Self-discovery, or rather the Ikigai discovery! This idea comes to me as I have been reading the Ikigai book.

Reading the Ikigai book, which I am still yet to complete these were the first few questions that I have questioned myself. What is my purpose in living? Did I even explore the inner me? What is it like to think about the amazing journey ahead? May I call this “A journey to self?”

My idea of self-discovery begins with self-love. Self-discovery is you realize your worth, have the ability and courage to accept yourself in any mental state, size, and shape you are; this is when your self-discovery journey starts.

The Ikigai discovery! Series – 1 (Self-discovery)
The Ikigai discovery! Series – 1 (Self-discovery)



Before writing about self-discovery, I had a lot of textbook definitions in mind. the famous Eureka moment was the popular idea from all of it. But lately, I feel it is not any of the textbook ideas I had.

Self-discovery starts when we look for answers ourselves instead of listening and believing what others have to stay about it. We are all in our journey to discover the “truth” about our life and we are on our own in this journey.

Sometimes in the process of Self-discovery, we get on to meet people, travel to many places while sometimes we just happen to sit alone under the amazing blanket of stars under the sky or just sit back and enjoy nature.

You might want to call this a journey by a sudden realization which is followed by the regular life events and while some call it their spiritual journey. But in this process, if at all it helped you overcome your fears about people being judged, going beyond your beliefs, and busting those myths that you might have been listening to or following over the years or perhaps all your lives.

Well having said this, I would like to say it is time to discover your true self and your purpose, and what you want to do with life. A truth that is hidden inside you. Self-discovery becomes mandatory for you to believe and live the true you and not let people discover and mark you as their ideas of you.

The Ikigai discovery! Series – 1 (Self-discovery)
The Ikigai discovery! Series – 1 (Self-discovery)

Something about me: Self-discovery

Coming to me, writing truly helped me have my self-discovery moment. Being a mom of two has got me into a routine in which I had no time for myself nor having time for doing something I truly love.

The decision about starting my blog and dedicating time was the best thing I did for myself. Having a time off of kids and family gave me an opportunity to Self-discovery my love for writing and my purpose in living for myself.

What is yours? Have you discovered it yet? What is Self-discovery for you? What do you think is the purpose of your existence? Comment below what are your thoughts on this. 

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  • Modern Gyspy

    Interesting questions! Finding ourselves and figuring out the meaning of life are both so important! I wrote about some of these things recently – you can visit my blog and have a look 🙂

  • Alpana Deo

    Self-discovery is very important. Then only we woul dbe able to know where we stand. Sometimes we wait for others to tell us what we are good at or what we should do. Seeking guidance is okay but it should not be such that we start seeing oursleves through somebody else’s eyes.

    • Shipra Trivedi

      To be very honest I am yet to to discover my own self. In the Juggle of life, while trying to be a good daughter, good wife and a good mother and with carrying my job, I ignored myself. This realisation is painful. However I really want to focus on self love. Hope I could do it very soon. #vibhuandmereads

  • Surbhi Prapanna

    Yes I agree many people find it hard to discover their passion or purpose in life and feel confused about what they actually want to do in life. for me, it is a simple funda. it is always about doing meaningful work with hard work and passion and also serving my family and surrounding community with best possible efforts.

  • Ruchi Verma

    I always emphasize one thing and that realizes your self-worth and must have self-love in life. I agree with you it’s important to know you to be happy and keep others happy. Very well-written post!

    • Smitha N

      Self worth is always important to explore with our passion all that I believe is one life and we need to know the reason for life and our passion along with our happiness and happiness of others around us… This was a amazing read thank you for sharing.

      • Ginia

        The purpose of ones existence is one such thought that brings with it the much dreaded existential crisis. Being a good person and living an active life by trying to constantly learn new things is my purpose I believe.

        • Seema Bardeskar

          I’ve been menaing to read Ikigai for long. I met who lost her husband and hmdoesnt feel the need to live anymore. I think this would be a good book for her on the path of self discovery.

  • Swati Mathur

    You know Sadvika I am an enabler. I believe in empowering people with certain skill sets which can help them live better. Writing and reading is what keeps me stress free but I want to meet people, help them in understanding their true potential. Want this pandemic to get over so that I can pursue my passion which otherwise have slowed down.

    • Varsh

      Self-discovery is a life long process and it’s surprising how much we can learn about ourselves every time. Like you, writing too has been a Eureka sort of moment for me.

  • Jhilmil D Saha

    Self discovery is a life long process and it evolves with each experience we encounter in life. As you beautifully mentioned we need to practice self-love and self-importance before actually entering into the process of self discovery. What a wonderful article.

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    Life is all about self-discovery. We all journey through life without actually thinking about our purpose in life and our part in the larger scheme of things. The concept of ikigai helps unravel the meaning of life and unlock the secret of a leading a happy life.

  • Rahul Prabhakar

    What is Self-discovery for me? Interesting question. For me, it is all about finding about my true potential. What am I capable of doing! What boundaries can I cross! How many lives can I touch in the process! The other part of your question ‘What do you think is the purpose of your existence?’ can be summarised as to help others succeed in everything they aspire for!

  • Anjali

    Self-discovery not only assists us in identifying our strengths, but also in determining how to best utilize and develop them. I believe that having a purpose in life and then giving everything to get it, is the most important thing to live a happy life. If one purpose path ceases to exist, then you may deliberately adapt, alter, and follow new passions. Wonderfull article.

  • Dipika Singh

    Self-discovery is a deliberate effort that needs the right mindset and a lot of coaxing, it may look and seem easier to many but our mind needs to be attuned to the self-oriented goals. Lovely post.

  • Raksha

    For me self discovery is constant growth and learning. I still need to think even more to understand what it actually translates to in my life. It is surely an interesting subject and Ikigai helps uncover it many ways.

  • Rakhi Parsai

    Thats a very well written post on self discovery. Well I strongly feel self discovery is a constant process and we are always getting to know something about ouseleves. In my case I guess I am still on the path and would really love to know my reasons to be existing in this world.

  • Manisha Garg

    When I am in my zone, I have so many questions in my mind. Over the period of time, I have realised a few things but a lot of it is still to be known. Self-discovery is a continuous process of life.

  • Harjeet Kaur

    Its a very happening topic, Sadvika. Last year even I wrote about it. I discovered self love at the age of 56 and now by 57 its all gone. I lost my son and now I dunno how to lice even. Life is very unfair but one must always indulge in self love.

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