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Think Like a Monk

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Think Like a Monk

by Jay Shetty

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Identity: I am What I Think I am (I)

  • “It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection” –Bhagavad Gita 3.35
  • We live in a perception of a perception of ourselves, and we’ve lost our real selves as a result
  • Society’s definition of a happy life is everybody’s and nobody’s. The only way to build a meaningful life is to filter out that noise and look within

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Identity: I am What I Think I am (II)

  • When we are buried in nonessentials, we lose track of what is truly significant
  • Our values are influenced by whatever absorbs our minds
  • When we fill up our lives and leave ourselves no room to reflect, those distractions become our values by default

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Identity: Three ways to create space for reflection

  • On a daily basis, sit down to reflect on how the day went and what emotions you are feeling
  • Once a month, go to someplace you’ve never been to before to explore yourself in a different environment
  • Take stock of how we are filling the space that we have and whether those choices reflect our true values

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