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Think Like a Monk

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Think Like a Monk

by Jay Shetty

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identity

Your identity is a mirror covered with dust. When you first look in 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 can you see your true reflection 👥

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 AUDIT YoUR time

Spend a week tracking how much time you devote to the following: family, friends, health, and self. The areas where you spend the most time should match what you value the most. Say the amount of time that your job requires exceeds how important it is to you. That’s a sign that you need to look very closely at that decision. You’re deciding to spend time on something that doesn’t feel important to you

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CURATE YOUR VALUEs

next step is to decide what your values are and whether your choices are in alignment with them. Contemplating monk values may help you identify your own

  1. Higher values
  2. Lower values

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Higher & lower values

Higher values propel and elevate us toward happiness, fulfillment and meaning. Lower values demote us toward anxiety, depression, and suffering

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Higher values according to Gita ♥️

fearlessness, purity of mind, gratitude, service and charity, acceptance, performing sacrifice, deep study, austerity, straightforwardness, nonviolence, truthfulness, absence of anger, renunciation, perspective, finding the good, compassion toward all living beings, satisfaction, gentleness/kindness, integrity, determination

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DAISAKU IKEDA

It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others.

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EGO IS AN OBSTACLE to GROWTH

Why we Think we are Right Even When we are Wrong are we ashamed or grateful when we discover we were wrong about something? Are we defensive or intrigued when we find information that contradicts something we know? If we aren’t open-minded, we deny ourselves opportunities to learn, grow, and change

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Importance of breaking

You can only keep up the myth of your own importance for so long. If you don’t break your ego, life will break it for you

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PEMA CHÖDRÖN

Appreciate everything, even the ordinary. Especially the ordinary. 

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GRATITUDE It’s hard to believe that thankfulness could actually have measurable benefits, but the science is there. Gratitude has been linked to better mental health, self-awareness, better relationships, and a sense of fulfillment 🙌❤️

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THICH NHAT HANH

Every person is a world to explore.

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Thinking like a monk can help you to improve yourself and brings more and more positivity , happiness in your life 🙌🏻✨