Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

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.

When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
- How to overcome negativity
- How to stop overthinking
- Why comparison kills love
- How to use your fear
- Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
- How to learn from everyone you meet
- Why you are not your thoughts
- How to find your purpose
- Why kindness is crucial to success
- And much more...

Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his 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 monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents.

Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world’s largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world’s 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 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose, is consistently ranked the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast.

In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

Title : Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Edition Language : English
ISBN : 9781982134488
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    Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day Reviews

  • Dr. Appu Sasidharan

    Summary (Regular Review)This book delineates the experiences that Jay Shetty learned in his three years of monk life in India. He tries to convey the wisdom gathered through the ancient scriptures...

  • Catherine Woodward

    *Many thanks to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster, and Jay Shetty for an ARC of this book! Now available as of 9.8.20!*Jay Shetty has found great exposure through the YouTube community and came highly recom...

  • Ronak Think Like a MonkI just finished this book, and I have mixed feelings about it.after reading many nonfiction books, I realized most books talk about the same stuff. ( sadl...

  • Greta

    I feel this man is a biggest fraud internet has seen....

  • Sanjana

    What a phoney dude and what a phoney book. A friend gifted this to me, despite knowing how not fond of self-help books I am. I couldn't finish this book so maybe I am not qualified to write a review, ...

  • Gary Beauregard Bottomley

    How would you respond at your Ashram when your guru tells you to write about an undeserved experience? I know when the author, Shetty, asked that question my mind immediately jumped to 20 items all of...

  • Lily Yunoc

    After the Nicole Arbour exposure, I just can't with Jay Shetty. There are many other books in this genre that do a better job from people who actually walk the walk....

  • Evie Braithwaite

    “Before judging others, pause for a moment and ask: am I finding fault in order to distract myself or others from my own insecurities? Am I projecting my own weakness onto them? And even if I’m do...

  • Ujjawal Sureka

    One of the best reads in the year 2020. Jay Shetty offers a monk like perspective and approach to the modern world. It was peaceful and therapeutic to read this book. Highly recommended....

  • Anubha (BooksFullOfLife, LifeFullOfBooks)

    It was a really conflicting read, somethings I agree with him, but if you have read Buddhist literature or about the various rules, there's a lot to disagree with. But I guess I am more inclined towar...