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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

Written by Jay Shetty

Narrated by Jay Shetty


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

Written by Jay Shetty

Narrated by Jay Shetty

ratings:
5/5 (592 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Released:
Sep 8, 2020
ISBN:
9781797100548
Format:
Audiobook

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Editor's Note

Less anxiety, more meaning…

Jay Shetty, who trained as a monk and now hosts the popular podcast “On Purpose,” shares actionable steps to de-stress and to begin living with less anxiety and more meaning. Shetty’s practical guide to embracing mindfulness couldn’t come at a more needed time as he helps readers unleash their inner purpose and cope with these uncertain times.

Description

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.
Released:
Sep 8, 2020
ISBN:
9781797100548
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Jay Shetty is a storyteller, podcaster and former monk. Jay’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. Jay has created over 400 viral videos with over 5 billion views, and hosts the #1 Health and Wellness podcast in the world, ‘On Purpose’.


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  • Jay Shetty, who trained as a monk and now hosts the popular podcast "On Purpose," shares actionable steps to de-stress and to begin living with less anxiety and more meaning. Shetty's practical guide to embracing mindfulness couldn't come at a more needed time as he helps readers unleash their inner purpose and cope with these uncertain times.

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  • (5/5)
    Amazing book which offers you opinions from the opposite perspective. It will make you question you thinking and view of life. Very refreshing and amazing performance (audiobook read by the author). I would recommend it to everybody who is bored by material life style and is looking for something more in life. It is not the world against you, it is your attitude towards the world which matters.
  • (5/5)
    Most definitely one of my favorite audiobooks/ books. Changes your whole or selective on life
  • (5/5)
    Loved every pages of this book !!
    Meditation is great for the soul
  • (5/5)
    I am just a few chapters into this book and I had to write a review. It is excellent! One of the best books I have read and I'm not even finished with it yet. Highly, highly recommended!!!
  • (5/5)
    Inspiring, practical and beautifully brought together by Jay. Loved it!
  • (5/5)
    This book was an incredible listen and has helped me gain a deeper sense of self, along with providing the tools necessary to explore the discovery further.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing book I couldn’t stop listening. I highly recommend to everyone.
  • (5/5)
    Great read I will read it again in the future....
  • (5/5)
    Great book that deserves a re-read or listen when needed. A must read at least once.
  • (5/5)
    All the stories he told made it come to life.
  • (3/5)
    I thought it was ok, some parts were dry and I lost focus
  • (5/5)
    Very insightful, full of learnings and great thought process. Thank you for sharing all your stories.
  • (5/5)
    Got in my top 5 book list. Thanks to Jay.
  • (5/5)
    Love it and read the book twice , highly recommended
  • (5/5)
    This book was amazing! I can hear it over and over again. It has a lot of daily practices so I’m looking forward to order the physical book to be able to put in practice his recommendations.
  • (5/5)
    I bought a hard copy of it too, this book is simply too good!
  • (4/5)
    Great insights, practical ideas for self-dev, could be shorter. Get it and re-read it or re-listen life-long.
  • (4/5)
    Very insightful. Helped me look inward in many ways. “Plant trees under whose shade you do not plant to sit”
  • (5/5)
    Great information and presentation! Would definitely recommend this book to read or listen to!
  • (5/5)
    Great book , I wish everyone would read it and learn from it.
  • (5/5)
    I read this book because it was recommended by a good friend. I go on a 2-hr round-trip walk/hike every morning and I figured that it would be good to change my routine and listen to the audio book instead of music during my walk/hike. This one was an easy read - most of the concepts I already knew and it was good to be reminded. There are also new practices that I will use in order to live a more calm and purposeful life. Thanks, Jay, for sharing your journey with us!
  • (5/5)
    So genuinely inspiring, Jay is full of wisdom and his positivity is so contagious. I recommend this book if you’re looking for a new perspective on life that would change yourself for the better.
  • (5/5)
    I like to listen to a little of this book each morning to give intention to my day, also each night to distract my mind from crazy life. I’ve listened to this book twice, and I’ll listen again, and again! It is a great inspirational piece of work!
  • (5/5)
    An easy audiobook and I enjoyed the content. And Jay got a very nice voice so you will love that too. Practical advice and pure wisdom in it.
  • (5/5)
    I've listened to this book sometimes laughing, once even crying, and many times realizing how true is what he was saying. I must say that I absolutely need to read it again. It is a masterpiece and to comprehend the depth of this book I think we all need to go through it several times. Thank you Jay for sharing your experience with us.
  • (5/5)
    Good to know how monks practise . A good read by Jay shetty
  • (5/5)
    Changed my first thing after waking up,I am gonna keep doing it :)
  • (5/5)
    Increíble como Jay nos guía a través de su experiencia de monje por la vida moderna, con ejemplos sencillos, para encontrar la paz y la felicidad en nosotros mismos
  • (5/5)
    I love this book! Life-changing. A MUST READ! Thank you, Jay Shetty for writing this ♥️
  • (5/5)
    Pretty practical and useful,
    nice narration, but this is not a book to finish in one week, take it calmly and practice along