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Just things that stood out to me when I read the book. Lessons and sayings I want to look back at on any given moment :))

Think Like a Monk

Think Like a Monk

by Jay Shetty

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If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough

The only thing that stays with you from the day you were born until the moment you die is your breath

  • Our identity is wrapped up in what others thinks of us-or, more accurately, what we think others think of us.
  • most of our efforts at self-improvement are really just us trying to meet imagined ideal
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Requires actor to live like his character as much as possible in order to become the role he’s playing

We live in a perception of a perception of ourselves, and we’ve lost our real selves as the result.

We make life choices using twice- reflected image of who we might be, without really thinking it through

Your identity is a mirror covered with dust. When you first look into the mirror , the truth of who you are and what you value is obscured. Clearing it may not be pleasant, but only when that dust is gone you can see your true reflection

card 1: a line of a specific length

card 2: 3 lines one being the same as above

actors sometimes gave correct answers and sometimes purposefully not. Real participant answered last and was often influenced by previous responses (although responses were clearly wrong)

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The practice of thinking or decision-making in a way that discourages individual responsibility

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In our modern society, people are so preoccupied with chasing “happiness”, and their image of happiness is based on what the media shows: fame, money, glamour, pleasure. The problem is, people will just seek more and more of these things, leading to frustration, disillusion, unhappiness, and exhaustion.

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