In Think Like A Monk, 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, this book 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.
Scroll down to read 30 Quotes from Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty.
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30 Quotes from Think Like A Monk By Jay Shetty
Our identity is wrapped up in what others think of us—or, more accurately, what we think others think of us.
We try to live up to what we think others think of us, even at the expense of our values.
Society’s definition of a happy life is everybody’s and nobody’s. The only way to build a meaningful life is to filter out that noise and look within.
When you try to live your most authentic life, some of your relationships will be put in jeopardy. Losing them is a risk worth bearing; finding a way to keep them in your life is a challenge worth taking on.
When we tune out the opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselves.
The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are.
Remember, saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things.
The less time you fixate on everyone else, the more time you have to focus on yourself.
Fear motivates us. Sometimes it motivates us toward what we want, but sometimes, if we aren’t careful, it limits us with what we think will keep us safe.
Be honest about what your intention is. The worst thing you can do is pretend to yourself that you’re acting out of service when all you want is material success.
“I wish” is code for “I don’t want to do anything differently.”
Satisfaction comes from believing in the value of what you do.
When people gain what they want but aren’t happy at all, it’s because they did it with the wrong intention.
Living intentionally means stepping back from external goals, letting go of outward definitions of success, and looking within.
In getting you where you want to be, meditation may show you what you don’t want to see.
Living in your dharma is a certain route to fulfillment.
You can’t be anything you want. But you can be everything you are.
The emotion you fall asleep with at night is most likely the emotion you’ll wake up with in the morning.
To walk down the same old path and find a new stone is to open your mind.
Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full life.
Location has energy; time has memory. If you do something at the same time every day, it becomes easier and natural. If you do something in the same space every day, it becomes easier and natural.
Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind.
If you don’t break your ego, life will break it for you.
You are not your success or your failure.
When you’re present in gratitude, you can’t be anywhere else.
In every relationship you have the opportunity to set the level of joy you expect and the level of pain you’ll accept.
If you’ve lost yourself in the relationship, find yourself in the heartbreak.
The highest purpose is to live in service.
We seek to leave a place cleaner than we found it, people happier than we found them, the world better than we found it.
Service is the direct path to a meaningful life.
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