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Think Like a Monk
Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day | Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. Shetty writes, I grew up in a family where you could become one of three things: a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. My family was convinced I had chosen option three. Instead of attending my college graduation ceremony, I headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for 48 hours and devote my life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monks path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his resume, he moved back home to north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friendsmany working for some of the worlds largest corporationswho were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on wellbeing, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the worlds most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 32 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 5 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the worlds #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Hindu tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, sharpen focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone canand shouldthink like a monk.
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Ddzmini
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Positive thoughts for everyone 🤗

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the_Martian
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Mehso-so

It's a wonderful book that teaches you how to treat your mind... There are few aspects that I disagree, even though I am a spiritual person.. Loved those parts related to Bhagwath Geetha .. The book does a great deal in majority of mental aspects, but it doesn't put lots of effort on Self Respect... Maybe thinking like a monk is the greatest way you can treat yourself, this is my review based on the reading

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LitLoverClare
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Today I finished my 30th book of 2021 which we‘re also reading in book club! I‘ve read a lot of self-help books and this is definitely the deepest one I‘ve read. It is very well written as he gives insight on what he learned from his time being a monk. He is no longer a monk but a lot of what he learned still applies to his daily life and he provides wonderful steps and advice on how we can live a more meaningful life by changing the way we think!

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Chelsea.Poole
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I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author which was perfection. I really loved this book and have taken away some life-changing advice that I have been applying to my thought process. Shetty was a practicing monk and shares the wisdom he acquired in this book.
I‘m inspired to take a sharper focus on what I am moved to do in this life. Personally, I‘m passionate about conservation work and need to do more of it on a grander scale.

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This book is spot on. Humbling. Life changing. Relatable. Best book i've read so far.

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When it comes to happiness and joy, there is always a seat with your name on it.

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Nothing much new or advanced......Meh

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Smrloomis
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I‘m not sure many readers will find something brand new here but I like the way he approaches all of this. A pick for me at least.

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zahra7

Your identity is a mirror covered with dust. When you first look in the mirror, the truth of who you are and what you value is obscured. Clearing it may not be pleasant, but only when that dust is gone can you see your true reflection.

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zahra7

How can we recognize who we are and what makes us happy when we‘re chasing the distorted reflection of someone else‘s dreams?

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zahra7

Our identity has so many layers that we lose sight of the real us, if we ever knew who or what that was in the first place.

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zahra7

Our identity is wrapped up in what we think others think of us.

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zahra7

“I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.”
Charles Horton Cooley

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It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else‘s life with perfection. —Bhagavad Gita 3.35

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Our minds can either elevate us or pull us down.

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Our culture and media feed us images and concepts about who and what we should be, while holding up models of accomplishment and success. Fame, money, glamour, sex—in the end none of these things can satisfy us.

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Albert Einstein said, “If you can‘t explain something simply, you don‘t understand it well enough.”

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It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.

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zahra7

I didn‘t want to know humility or compassion and empathy only as abstract concepts, I wanted to live them. I didn‘t want discipline, character, and integrity to just be things I read about. I wanted to live them.

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zahra7

The problem was that at the time, I didn‘t have any goals apart from getting a good job, getting married one day, maybe having a family—the usual. I suspected there was something deeper, but I didn‘t know what it was.

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zahra7

Becoming a monk is a mindset that anyone can adopt.

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“A layperson who is consciously aiming to be continuously alive in the Now is a monk.”

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I felt the urge to be around people who had the values I wanted, not the things I wanted.

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He'd given up the life the world had told me we should all want. But instead of being an embittered failure, he appeared joyous, confident, and at peace.

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If you want a new idea, read an old book. —attributed to Ivan Pavlov

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