Book Review: Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

TechNews Writer
Mon Nov 09, 2020

I have always been following the motivational quotes, podcasts, and videos of Jay Shetty on social media platforms. Shetty’s vision is to make Wisdom Go Viral. He is on a mission to share the timeless wisdom of the world in an accessible, relevant, and practical way. He has produced over 400 viral videos. On Purpose is consistently ranked as the #1 health podcast in the world.

When I came to know that he published his first book "Think Like a Monk - Train your mind for peace and purpose every day," I got so excited and ordered the book. It is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Shetty has made a fascinating journey, from classroom to ashram to finance and now, entrepreneurship. This book combines all the ancient secrets to happiness with the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology. It consists of three parts namely, Part one - Let Go, Part two - Grow, Part three - Give. Each part has an immense explanation of how to deal with the things happening in our lives. The moment I received the book, I started reading every morning for 30 minutes with a cup of tea and noted down my favorite lines from the book in my notes. Each page would inspire and motivate towards positivity. He teaches us how to emotionally reflect on our daily motivations in life. He reminds us that success won’t guarantee happiness but being in touch with our mind and soul will lead us to our purpose and meaning. And this, ultimately, will bring us joy. 

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, and much more.

This is a life-changing book that took me to the next level by describing the values of monks, the original purpose experts, and showing how their timeless wisdom relates to the challenges we face now. I highly recommend everyone to read this book. His beautiful words are so inspiring, heart touching, and empowering. I would like to share my favorite line from the book “Life is not going to go your way. You have to go your way and take life WITH YOU.”



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2020 - Fall - Issue 9