Don’t you think it’s important to ask yourself, “Why should I think like a monk in the first place?”. But they don’t realize how thinking like a monk can help their kids grow in the real world. Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind. This book is a perfect tool to start thinking like a monk and seeing life with purpose and clarity. But when you forgive unconditionally, you achieve true freedom both inside your heart and mind. Intellectual. But also don’t use your weaknesses as an excuse. Material. His daily routine was waking up at 4 a.m., taking cold showers, meditating, and eating. 24. The goal of monk thinking is a life free of ego, envy, lust, anxiety, anger, bitterness, and baggage. Comprehensive coverage of peace, calm, and purpose, Insightful personal stories from the author, “Try This” sections and diagrams kept content engaging, Discover your purpose and remain aligned to it, Strip yourself of the ego that can hold you back. You need to stop and think about why you are doing something. And that’s what he was focused on until he was moved by a monk he heard speak at an event. Because fear is attachment, the cure for fear is detachment. You like their accomplishments and the power and/or the possessions this affords them. To Jay Shetty, adopting the monk mindset isn’t just possible— it’s necessary. How many times have you heard the stories of successful people who say they wake up at 4 am? What I’m after is the approach they use to focus and keep calm. Your email address will not be published. Jay Shetty says that if you want to do something innovative in your life, then you can learn from people like elon Musk, Bill Gates. Let’s talk about them first. Having this perspective calms down our initial reactions and gives us the space to examine our fear and the situation around it without judgment. What inspired him to leave the life of a normal person and become a monk. It fuels our ego and gives us a sense of growth. We transform hurtful fears into useful fears by focusing on what we can control. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Think Like a Monk. In his commencement speech at Yale University, Tom Hanks highlighted how “Fear will get the worst of the best of us.”. But why is that when somebody else fails, you feel like you’ve won? Giving and receiving forgiveness both have health benefits. Well, you don’t. There are two lies some of us hear when we’re growing up. People who are grateful reported lower stress levels at the end of the day. PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. Each environment—from the biggest city to the smallest corner of a room—has its own particular energy. So all that negativity boiling inside your minds is preventing you from doing your best. The most beautiful thing in the book is what distinguishes this book from other self-help books, its simplicity. Doing so can improve the quality of your life and wellbeing. During our day, we keep playing multiple roles despite being one person. The charioteer uses the reins of the mind to carefully steer the chariot along the correct route. You can only keep up the myth of your own importance for so long. But when you learn a lot, you realize you know very little.” – Jay Shetty. Love. Here’s the life hack: Service is always the answer. You just sit and observe what’s happening. 11. You do not have to work out for hours or obtain your life goals in the morning. You don’t have to be grateful for everyone in your life. They let go of unnecessary materialistic clutter –both on their body and inside their mind. 4. You need to learn to encourage a culture of compassion. After reading academic articles, he learned how having irrelevant sounds in your environment could increase cognitive load. These four motivations drive everything we do. The heart of all challenges in relationships is diagnosing what we are asking for and what we need. Try volunteering—it can be once a month or once a week—but nothing will better help you develop gratitude more immediately and inspire you to show it.