“Petty, negative thoughts and words are like mosquitos: Even the smallest ones can rob us of our peace.”
The first step to thinking like a monk is to get clear on your values. How?
After listing your values and identifying which ones are truly your values, audit your life to see if you are living in accordance with those values.
In order to overcome bad habits, Use Spot, Stop, Swap:
In order to use fear productively, we need to
Accept that fear is temporary and that you can’t truly own it or control it. When we no longer try to control it, we will feel our fear dissolve, and we will feel gratitude and freedom.
“Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than reality.”
The Four Levels of Motivation
The why ladder - Dig to the deepest why behind the want.
When we use our passions and expertise to provide something that others need, we will have true happiness and fulfillment.
Dharma = Passion + Expertise + Usefulness
“Your passion is for you. Your purpose is for others” - Jay Shetty
Take control of the beginning and end of our days with a good morning routine and evening routine.
For the morning routine,
For the evening routine,
To practice detachment, we can take on temporary challenges and austerities, such as
The ego is problematic in many ways:
Use this table to build your self-esteem. To reduce ego, we can do two things:
Five reasons people get attracted to someone else:
Have deep conversations with people and really give them your presence and attention.
Stages of trust - refer image!
Jay says, “Take care of yourself—yes. But don’t wait until you have enough time and money to serve. You will never have enough.” He also asks, “Who is wealthier, the one with money or the one who serves?”
He also urges us to serve with a kind intention without wanting anything in return. When we serve with a pure intention, their happiness is our happiness.
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