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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 (490 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 #1 New York Times bestselling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host, and former monk, on a mission to make wisdom go viral. In 2019, he was AdWeek’s Young Influentials cover star, described as “an emanation of spiritual force.” In 2017, Forbes named him to their 30 Under 30 List for his game-changing impact in media. His viral videos have been viewed more than 8 billion times and he is followed by over 40 million people across social media. Jay created On Purpose, now the world’s #1 Health and Wellness podcast, in 2019. He’s been a keynote speaker around the world, from Google to Microsoft to Netflix to HSBC, and has developed corporate training programs for many clients. His Online School has been attended by over 2 million students and his Genius Coaching community provides weekly programming on the principles and practices for health and wellness to thousands of members in over 100 countries.


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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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Reader reviews

  • (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
  • (5/5)
    I like Jay Shetty and his IG post but
    I didn't think I'd finish this book. I thought that the book would be too deep and impractical. I was mistaken, I love the idea and simplicity of monk life. Some of the questions really made me think especially with the stage of life I'm in right now. I actually think this is a book I'd read again.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing insight into day to day situation we get into
  • (5/5)
    Great book

    Loved it

    Thank you so much

    Highly recommended
  • (5/5)
    It was so honest. And warm. It really made me think. And me feel good (like a meditation) so many times. I totally recommend it.
  • (5/5)
    Well I love all the meditation styles he offered, and the constant reminder to serve and that we have already been serving and start to serve with a purpose!
  • (5/5)
    Such a warm book. Helped me through a lot of obstacles I could not overcome, grief, anger and the worst materialism. From beginning too end this aubiook grasp you as it is narrated by Jay Shetty.
    To his benefit he has a monk like voice that keeps you until the end. With so much learned I definitely , am going to give a second hear .
  • (5/5)
    Amazing personal development and self-improvement book with a riveting narration by the monk himself. He shared his experiences being a monk and shared his wisdom to the people in the world. Fantastic and must Read.
  • (5/5)
    Really a fantastic read. Great information even if it's been said.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite ?. I love Jay. Thank you for all the great advice. Now back to chapter 1??
  • (5/5)
    Love this book. Will re-listen several times as it has so many helpful tools and lessons. A great gift to share!
  • (5/5)
    Nothing but love!
    Must read !!
    N practice what you read :)
  • (5/5)
    Excellent book to expand your thinking about your life’s purpose. Highly recommend it!