153 Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes (Best Life)

Inspiring quotes from Jay Shetty’s book “Think Like a Monk” that can help us cultivate a more mindful and purposeful life.

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Best Jay Shetty Quotes

The mud and muck of life’s challenges can provide fertile ground for our development Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin

The mud and muck of life’s challenges can provide fertile ground for our development. Jay Shetty
You can’t be anything you want. But you can be everything you arePin
You can’t be anything you want. But you can be everything you are. Jay Shetty
Many of the frustrations we endure can be seen as blessings because they urge us to grow and develop. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Many of the frustrations we endure can be seen as blessings because they urge us to grow and develop. Jay Shetty
If you are satisfied with who you are, you don't need to prove your worth to anyone elsePin
If you are satisfied with who you are, you don’t need to prove your worth to anyone else. Jay Shetty
Criticizing someone else’s work ethic doesn’t make you work harder Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Criticizing someone else’s work ethic doesn’t make you work harder. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
We tend to expect every person to be a complete package, giving us everything we need. This is setting the bar impossibly highPin
We tend to expect every person to be a complete package, giving us everything we need. This is setting the bar impossibly high. Jay Shetty
Failure doesn’t mean you’re worthless – it means you must look for another route to achieving worthwhile goals Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Failure doesn’t mean you’re worthless – it means you must look for another route to achieving worthwhile goals. Jay Shetty
Humility comes from accepting where you are without seeing it as a reflection of who you arePin
Humility comes from accepting where you are without seeing it as a reflection of who you are. Jay Shetty
When you ask for feedback, choose your advisors wisely Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you ask for feedback, choose your advisors wisely. Jay Shetty
The most powerful, admirable, captivating quality in any human is seen when they’ve achieved great things, but still embrace humility and their own insignificancePin
The most powerful, admirable, captivating quality in any human is seen when they’ve achieved great things, but still embrace humility and their own insignificance. Jay Shetty
You shouldn’t feel small compared to others, but you should feel small compared to your goals Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
You shouldn’t feel small compared to others, but you should feel small compared to your goals. Jay Shetty
The greatest detachment is being close to everything and not letting it consume and own you. That’s real strengthPin
The greatest detachment is being close to everything and not letting it consume and own you. That’s real strength. Jay Shetty
Allow the journey of life to progress at its own pace and in its own roundabout wayPin
Allow the journey of life to progress at its own pace and in its own roundabout way. Jay Shetty
Revenge is a mode of ignorance Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Revenge is a mode of ignorance. Jay Shetty
Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hopePin
Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Jay Shetty
Change happens with small steps and big priorities. Pick one thing to change, make it your number one priority, and see it through before you move on to the next Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Change happens with small steps and big priorities. Pick one thing to change, make it your number one priority, and see it through before you move on to the next. Jay Shetty
Our identity is wrapped up in what others think of us—or, more accurately, what we think others think of usPin
Our identity is wrapped up in what others think of us—or, more accurately, what we think others think of us. Jay Shetty
Just like we wouldn’t want someone to judge us by our worst moments, we must be careful not to do that to others Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Just like we wouldn’t want someone to judge us by our worst moments, we must be careful not to do that to others. Jay Shetty
You are indescribable. You are infinite. You are you. A forever work in progress, a perfectly imperfect human, a miraculous soul worthy of all good, loving, beautiful thingsPin
You are indescribable. You are infinite. You are you. A forever work in progress, a perfectly imperfect human, a miraculous soul worthy of all good, loving, beautiful things. Jay Shetty
Routines root us Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Routines root us. Jay Shetty
When someone hurts you, it’s because they’re hurt. Their hurt is simply spilling overPin
When someone hurts you, it’s because they’re hurt. Their hurt is simply spilling over. Jay Shetty
What belongs to you today, belonged to someone yesterday and will be someone else’s tomorrow Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
What belongs to you today, belonged to someone yesterday and will be someone else’s tomorrow. Jay Shetty
You are not your success or your failurePin
You are not your success or your failure. Jay Shetty
In every relationship you have the opportunity to set the level of joy you expect and the level of pain you’ll accept Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
In every relationship you have the opportunity to set the level of joy you expect and the level of pain you’ll accept. Jay Shetty
Confidence means deciding who you want to be without the reflection of what other people think, but it also means being inspired and led by others to become your best selfPin
Confidence means deciding who you want to be without the reflection of what other people think, but it also means being inspired and led by others to become your best self. Jay Shetty
Listening is one of the most thoughtful gifts we can give. There is no better way to show that we care about another person’s experience Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Listening is one of the most thoughtful gifts we can give. There is no better way to show that we care about another person’s experience. Jay Shetty
Rules and routines ease our cognitive burden so we have bandwidth for creativityPin
Rules and routines ease our cognitive burden so we have bandwidth for creativity. Jay Shetty
Some of the most useful feedback is unsolicited, even unintentional Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Some of the most useful feedback is unsolicited, even unintentional. Jay Shetty
How many of us do the same thing, year after year, hoping our lives will transformPin
How many of us do the same thing, year after year, hoping our lives will transform? Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty Quotes About Living Authentically

What are your routines like in your everyday life To achieve real greatness in your life, routines are key Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin

What are your routines like in your everyday life? To achieve real greatness in your life, routines are key. Jay Shetty
When we tune out the opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselvesPin
When we tune out the opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselves. Jay Shetty
When you identify where you thrive, focus on expanding those opportunities Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you identify where you thrive, focus on expanding those opportunities. Think Like a Monk Quotes Jay Shetty 
Take some time to get to know yourself better.Pin
Take some time to get to know yourself better. Jay Shetty
Life isn’t a collection of unrelated events, it’s a narrative that stretches into the past and the future Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Life isn’t a collection of unrelated events, it’s a narrative that stretches into the past and the future. Jay Shetty
You can be filled up with knowledge and rewarding experiences if you allow yourself to be emptyPin
You can be filled up with knowledge and rewarding experiences if you allow yourself to be empty. Jay Shetty
The Gita defines detachment as doing the right thing for its own sake, because it needs to be done, without worrying about success or failure. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The Gita defines detachment as doing the right thing for its own sake, because it needs to be done, without worrying about success or failure. Jay Shetty
When we feel shame or guilt for what we’ve done in the past, it’s because those actions no longer reflect our valuesPin
When we feel shame or guilt for what we’ve done in the past, it’s because those actions no longer reflect our values. Jay Shetty
The grass is greener where you water it Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The grass is greener where you water it. Jay Shetty
When we are humble, we are open to learning because we understand how much we don’t knowPin
When we are humble, we are open to learning because we understand how much we don’t know. Jay Shetty
You are who you are when no one is watching Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
You are who you are when no one is watching. Jay Shetty
It’s been shown that writing in a journal about upsetting events, giving attention to your thoughts and emotions, can foster growth and healing, not only mentally, but alsoPin
It’s been shown that writing in a journal about upsetting events, giving attention to your thoughts and emotions, can foster growth and healing, not only mentally, but also physically. Jay Shetty
When you align with your breath, you learn to align with yourself through every emotion– calming, centering, and de stressing yourself Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you align with your breath, you learn to align with yourself through every emotion– calming, centering, and de-stressing yourself. Jay Shetty
To live intentionally, we must dig to the deepest why behind the wantPin
To live intentionally, we must dig to the deepest why behind the want. Jay Shetty
Life is not going to go your way. You have to go your way and take life with you Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Life is not going to go your way. You have to go your way and take life with you. Jay Shetty
When we switch tasks compulsively, it erodes our abilities to focusPin
When we switch tasks compulsively, it erodes our abilities to focus. Jay Shetty
No matter what we achieve, we can aspire to greater scale and depth. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
No matter what we achieve, we can aspire to greater scale and depth. Jay Shetty
When we’re aware of our own strengths, we’re more confident, we value others’ abilities more, and we feel less competitivePin
When we’re aware of our own strengths, we’re more confident, we value others’ abilities more, and we feel less competitive. Jay Shetty
The only way to build a meaningful life is to filter out that noise and look within Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The only way to build a meaningful life is to filter out that noise and look within. Jay Shetty
No matter what you think your values are, your actions tell the real story. What we do with our spare time shows what we valuePin
No matter what you think your values are, your actions tell the real story. What we do with our spare time shows what we value. Jay Shetty
We try to live up to what we think others think of us, even at the expense of our values Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
We try to live up to what we think others think of us, even at the expense of our values. Jay Shetty
When you give yourself space and stillness, then you can clear the dustPin
When you give yourself space and stillness, then you can clear the dust. Jay Shetty
The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are. Jay Shetty
Living intentionally means stepping back from external goals, letting go of outward definitions of success, and looking withinPin
Living intentionally means stepping back from external goals, letting go of outward definitions of success, and looking within. Jay Shetty
What we judge or envy or suspect in someone else can guide us to the darkness we have within ourselves Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
What we judge or envy or suspect in someone else can guide us to the darkness we have within ourselves. Jay Shetty
Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full lifePin
Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full life. Jay Shetty
Become more like a river than a rock Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Become more like a river than a rock. Jay Shetty
If we create purity in our own heart, then we can contribute great purity to the world around usPin
If we create purity in our own heart, then we can contribute great purity to the world around us. Jay Shetty
When people gain what they want but aren’t happy at all, it’s because they did it with the wrong intention Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When people gain what they want but aren’t happy at all, it’s because they did it with the wrong intention. Jay Shetty
When you try to live your most authentic life, some of your relationships will be put in jeopardy. Losing them is a risk worth bearing finding a way to keep them in your life is aPin
When you try to live your most authentic life, some of your relationships will be put in jeopardy. Losing them is a risk worth bearing; finding a way to keep them in your life is a challenge worth taking on. Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk Quotes About Ego

An unchecked ego harms us Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin

An unchecked ego harms us. Jay Shetty
The moment you feel like you have arrived, you’re starting the journey againPin
The moment you feel like you have arrived, you’re starting the journey again. Jay Shetty
Forget the good we have done for others and the bad others have done to us Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Forget the good we have done for others and the bad others have done to us. Jay Shetty
Everyone has a story, and sometimes our egos choose to ignore that. Don’t take everything personally—it is usually not about youPin
Everyone has a story, and sometimes our egos choose to ignore that. Don’t take everything personally—it is usually not about you. Jay Shetty
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 Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
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. Jay Shetty
The measure of success isn’t numbers, it’s depth. Monks aren’t impressed by how long you meditate. We ask how deep you wentPin
The measure of success isn’t numbers, it’s depth. Monks aren’t impressed by how long you meditate. We ask how deep you went. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
The ego wants everyone to like you. High self esteem is just fine if they don’t Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The ego wants everyone to like you. High self-esteem is just fine if they don’t. Jay Shetty
Instead of wanting to prove ourselves, we want to be ourselves, meaning we aren’t distracted by external wantsPin
Instead of wanting to prove ourselves, we want to be ourselves, meaning we aren’t distracted by external wants. Jay Shetty
Remembering your mistakes and forgetting your achievements restrains the ego and increases gratitude — a simple, effective recipe for humility Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Remembering your mistakes and forgetting your achievements restrains the ego and increases gratitude — a simple, effective recipe for humility. Jay Shetty
The ego is two faced. One moment it tells us we’re great at everything, and the next moment it tells us we’re the worst. Either way, we are blind to the reality of who we arePin
The ego is two-faced. One moment it tells us we’re great at everything, and the next moment it tells us we’re the worst. Either way, we are blind to the reality of who we are. Jay Shetty
The arrogant ego desires respect, whereas the humble worker inspires respect Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The arrogant ego desires respect, whereas the humble worker inspires respect. Jay Shetty
When you rise above revenge, you can begin the process of forgivenessPin
When you rise above revenge, you can begin the process of forgiveness. Jay Shetty
Our ego is often what holds us back from true knowledge, steering the mind toward impulse and impression Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Our ego is often what holds us back from true knowledge, steering the mind toward impulse and impression. Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty on Positivity and Happiness

When we criticize others, we can’t help but notice the bad in ourselves. But when we look for the good in others, we start to see the best in ourselves, tooPin

When we criticize others, we can’t help but notice the bad in ourselves. But when we look for the good in others, we start to see the best in ourselves, too. Jay Shetty
Gratitude is the mother of all qualities. As a mother gives birth, gratitude brings forth all other qualities – compassion, resilience, confidence, passion others Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Gratitude is the mother of all qualities. As a mother gives birth, gratitude brings forth all other qualities – compassion, resilience, confidence, passion others. Jay Shetty
It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of othersPin
It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. Jay Shetty
When we limit our negative speech, we may find that we have a lot less to say Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When we limit our negative speech, we may find that we have a lot less to say. Jay Shetty
For every negative person in your life, have three uplifting people.Pin
For every negative person in your life, have three uplifting people. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
Studies show that grateful people not only feel healthier, they’re also more likely to take part in healthy activities and seek care when they’re illPin
Studies show that grateful people not only feel healthier, they’re also more likely to take part in healthy activities and seek care when they’re ill.  Jay Shetty
Once you realize a complainer isn’t looking for solutions, you realize you don’t have to provide them Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Once you realize a complainer isn’t looking for solutions, you realize you don’t have to provide them. Jay Shetty
Success doesn’t guarantee happiness, and happiness doesn’t require success. They can feed each other, and we can have them at the same time, but they are not intertwinedPin
Success doesn’t guarantee happiness, and happiness doesn’t require success. They can feed each other, and we can have them at the same time, but they are not intertwined. Jay Shetty
Confidence and high self esteem help you accept yourself as you are, humble, imperfect, and striving Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Confidence and high self-esteem help you accept yourself as you are, humble, imperfect, and striving. Jay Shetty
Treat yourself with the same love and respect you want to show to othersPin
Treat yourself with the same love and respect you want to show to others. Jay Shetty
Studies show that grateful people not only feel healthier, they’re also more likely to take part in healthy activities and seek care when they’re ill Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Studies show that grateful people not only feel healthier, they’re also more likely to take part in healthy activities and seek care when they’re ill. Jay Shetty
When we accept the temporary nature of everything in our lives, we can feel gratitude for the good fortune of getting to borrow them for a timePin
When we accept the temporary nature of everything in our lives, we can feel gratitude for the good fortune of getting to borrow them for a time. Jay Shetty
When you start your day with gratitude, you’ll be open to opportunities, not obstacles. You’ll be drawn to creativity, not complaint Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you start your day with gratitude, you’ll be open to opportunities, not obstacles. You’ll be drawn to creativity, not complaint. Jay Shetty
Remember, saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however, we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these thingsPin
Remember, saying whatever we want, whenever we want, however, we want, is not freedom. Real freedom is not feeling the need to say these things. Jay Shetty
Satisfaction comes from believing in the value of what you do Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Satisfaction comes from believing in the value of what you do. Jay Shetty
Higher values propel and elevate us toward happiness, fulfillment, and meaning. Lower values demote us toward anxiety, depression, and sufferingPin
Higher values propel and elevate us toward happiness, fulfillment, and meaning. Lower values demote us toward anxiety, depression, and suffering. Jay Shetty
Happiness and fulfillment come only from mastering the mind and connecting with the soul – not from objects or attainments Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Happiness and fulfillment come only from mastering the mind and connecting with the soul – not from objects or attainments. Jay Shetty
Anger is a great, flaming ball of negative emotion, and when we cannot let it go, no matter how we try, the anger takes on a life of its own. The toll is enormousPin
Anger is a great, flaming ball of negative emotion, and when we cannot let it go, no matter how we try, the anger takes on a life of its own. The toll is enormous. Jay Shetty
Kindness – and the gratitude that follows – has a ripple effect Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Kindness – and the gratitude that follows – has a ripple effect. Jay Shetty
Life is more meaningful when we define ourselves by our intentions rather than our achievementsPin
Life is more meaningful when we define ourselves by our intentions rather than our achievements. Jay Shetty
Detaching inspires Gratitude Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Detaching inspires Gratitude. Jay Shetty
Talk to yourself with lovePin
Talk to yourself with love. Jay Shetty
When we accept the temporary nature of everything in our lives, we can feel gratitude for the good fortune of getting to borrow them for a time Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When we accept the temporary nature of everything in our lives, we can feel gratitude for the good fortune of getting to borrow them for a time. Jay Shetty
When something doesn’t go your way, say to yourself, ‘There’s more for me out therePin
When something doesn’t go your way, say to yourself, ‘There’s more for me out there.’ Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes About Purpose

Humility allows you to see your own strengths and weaknesses clearly, so you can work, learn, and growPin

Humility allows you to see your own strengths and weaknesses clearly, so you can work, learn, and grow. Jay Shetty
Selflessness is the surest route to inner peace and a meaningful life. Selflessness heals the selfPin
Selflessness is the surest route to inner peace and a meaningful life. Selflessness heals the self. Jay Shetty
Don’t just spend time with the people you love – grow with them Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Don’t just spend time with the people you love – grow with them. Jay Shetty
Life’s too short to live without purpose, to lose our chance to serve, to let our dreams and aspirations die with usPin
Life’s too short to live without purpose, to lose our chance to serve, to let our dreams and aspirations die with us. Jay Shetty
It may sound silly, but the best way to overwrite the voices in your head is to start talking to them. Literally Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
It may sound silly, but the best way to overwrite the voices in your head is to start talking to them. Literally. Jay Shetty
If we aren’t open minded, we deny ourselves opportunities to learn, grow, and changePin
If we aren’t open-minded, we deny ourselves opportunities to learn, grow, and change. Jay Shetty
Your passion is for you. Your purpose is for others Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Your passion is for you. Your purpose is for others. Jay Shetty
We all have different goals, but we all want the same things a life full of joy and meaningPin
We all have different goals, but we all want the same things: a life full of joy and meaning. Jay Shetty
Real greatness is when you use your own achievements to teach others, and they learn how to teach others, and the greatness that you’ve accomplished expands exponentially Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Real greatness is when you use your own achievements to teach others, and they learn how to teach others, and the greatness that you’ve accomplished expands exponentially. Jay Shetty
No matter how much you help others, feel no pride because there’s so much more to be donePin
No matter how much you help others, feel no pride because there’s so much more to be done. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
If you do something in the same space every day, it becomes easier and natural Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
If you do something in the same space every day, it becomes easier and natural. Jay Shetty
Sometimes, when we feel shame or guilt for what we have done in the past, it’s because those actions no longer reflect our valuesPin
Sometimes, when we feel shame or guilt for what we have done in the past, it’s because those actions no longer reflect our values. Jay Shetty
The more we upgrade from trying to fulfill our selfish needs to doing things out of service and love, the more we can achieve Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The more we upgrade from trying to fulfill our selfish needs to doing things out of service and love, the more we can achieve. Jay Shetty
Though life remains imperfect, you accept it as it is and see a clear path aheadPin
Though life remains imperfect, you accept it as it is and see a clear path ahead. Jay Shetty
The highest purpose is to live in service Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The highest purpose is to live in service. Jay Shetty
Unless we clean the ecology of our own heart and inspire others to do the same, we will be an instrument of polluting the environmentPin
Unless we clean the ecology of our own heart and inspire others to do the same, we will be an instrument of polluting the environment. Jay Shetty
Service broadens your perspective and alleviates negative emotions Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Service broadens your perspective and alleviates negative emotions. Jay Shetty
The more your personal spaces are devoted to single, clear purposes, the better they will serve youPin
The more your personal spaces are devoted to single, clear purposes, the better they will serve you. Jay Shetty
Doing something at the same time every day helps us remember to do it, commit to it, and do it with increasing skill and facility Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Doing something at the same time every day helps us remember to do it, commit to it, and do it with increasing skill and facility. Jay Shetty
Knowing your purpose and fulfilling it is easier and more fruitful when you use your time and energy wisely every dayPin
Knowing your purpose and fulfilling it is easier and more fruitful when you use your time and energy wisely every day. Jay Shetty
I wish is code for I don’t want to do anything differently Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
I wish is code for I don’t want to do anything differently. Jay Shetty
Service is the direct path to a meaningful lifePin
Service is the direct path to a meaningful life. Jay Shetty
Instead of reactively doing what we want, we proactively evaluate the situation and do what is right Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Instead of reactively doing what we want, we proactively evaluate the situation and do what is right. Jay Shetty

Quotes About the Mind from Jay Shetty

When anxious thoughts arise, instead of indulging them, we respond with compassion. ‘I know you’re worried and upset, and you feel like you can’t handle this, but you are strong.Pin

When anxious thoughts arise, instead of indulging them, we respond with compassion. ‘I know you’re worried and upset, and you feel like you can’t handle this, but you are strong. You can do it.’  Jay Shetty
If we work every day to cleanse our thoughts, gently redirecting the ones that don’t serve us, then our minds are pure and calm, ready for growth Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
If we work every day to cleanse our thoughts, gently redirecting the ones that don’t serve us, then our minds are pure and calm, ready for growth. Jay Shetty
The good news is that the more practice you have at tuning into your mind, the less effort it takesPin
The good news is that the more practice you have at tuning into your mind, the less effort it takes. Jay Shetty
Disconnect from the ideas that limit you, open your mind to new possibilities, and, like a soldier training for battle, you will find that your intellect gets stronger Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Disconnect from the ideas that limit you, open your mind to new possibilities, and, like a soldier training for battle, you will find that your intellect gets stronger. Jay Shetty
Meditation doesn’t eliminate distractions; it manages themPin
Meditation doesn’t eliminate distractions; it manages them. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind. Jay Shetty
To walk down the same old path and find a new stone is to open your mindPin
To walk down the same old path and find a new stone is to open your mind. Jay Shetty
Our thoughts are like clouds passing by. The self, like the sun, is always there. We are not our minds Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Our thoughts are like clouds passing by. The self, like the sun, is always there. We are not our minds. Jay Shetty
Change begins with the words inside your headPin
Change begins with the words inside your head. Jay Shetty
If your mind says, ‘You can’t do this,’ respond by saying to yourself, ‘You can do it. You have the ability. You have the time Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
If your mind says, ‘You can’t do this,’ respond by saying to yourself, ‘You can do it. You have the ability. You have the time.’ Jay Shetty
When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in lifePin
When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life. Jay Shetty
When you’re present in gratitude, you can’t be anywhere else Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you’re present in gratitude, you can’t be anywhere else. Jay Shetty
Instead of comparing ourselves to others, we cleanse our minds and look to improve ourselvesPin
Instead of comparing ourselves to others, we cleanse our minds and look to improve ourselves. Jay Shetty
When you learn a little, you feel you know a lot. But when you learn a lot, you realize you know very little Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
When you learn a little, you feel you know a lot. But when you learn a lot, you realize you know very little. Jay Shetty
In getting you where you want to be, meditation may show you what you don’t want to seePin
In getting you where you want to be, meditation may show you what you don’t want to see. Jay Shetty
Cancers of the Mind Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Cancers of the Mind: Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing. Jay Shetty
Thoughts repeat in our minds, reinforcing what we believe about ourselves.Pin
Thoughts repeat in our minds, reinforcing what we believe about ourselves. Jay Shetty
The less time you fixate on everyone else, the more time you have to focus on yourself Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The less time you fixate on everyone else, the more time you have to focus on yourself. Jay Shetty
Observe your feelings without judging themPin
Observe your feelings without judging them. Jay Shetty
The emotion you fall asleep with at night is most likely the emotion you’ll wake up with in the morning Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
The emotion you fall asleep with at night is most likely the emotion you’ll wake up with in the morning. Jay Shetty
Be here nowPin
Be here now. Jay Shetty

Quotes About Fear from Think Like a Monk

Fear, desire, duty, and love are the roots of all intentions Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin

Fear, desire, duty, and love are the roots of all intentions. Jay Shetty
Fear motivates us. Sometimes it motivates us toward what we want, but sometimes, if we aren’t careful, it limits us with what we think will keep us safePin
Fear motivates us. Sometimes it motivates us toward what we want, but sometimes, if we aren’t careful, it limits us with what we think will keep us safe. Jay Shetty
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life. Jay Shetty
When we deny fear, our problems follow usPin
When we deny fear, our problems follow us. Jay Shetty
I can use my awareness of my fear as a tool to help me make decisions that are truly in line with my values and purpose Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
I can use my awareness of my fear as a tool to help me make decisions that are truly in line with my values and purpose. Jay Shetty
When you deal with fear and hardship, you realize that you’re capable of dealing with fear and hardship. This gives you the confidence that when bad things happen, you will findPin
When you deal with fear and hardship, you realize that you’re capable of dealing with fear and hardship. This gives you the confidence that when bad things happen, you will find ways to handle them. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk Quotes
Fear can cause us tremendous stress. These quotes will help you appreciate fear, but also help you overcome it. Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Fear can cause us tremendous stress. These quotes will help you appreciate fear, but also help you overcome it. Jay Shetty
The problem with fear is that it’s not sustainable. When we operate in fear for a long time, we can’t work to the best of our abilitiesPin
The problem with fear is that it’s not sustainable. When we operate in fear for a long time, we can’t work to the best of our abilities. Jay Shetty
Fear can help us identify and address patterns of thinking and behavior that don’t serve us Jay Shetty Think Like a Monk QuotesPin
Fear can help us identify and address patterns of thinking and behavior that don’t serve us. Jay Shetty

Summary

“Think Like a Monk” is a self-help book by Jay Shetty, a former monk turned motivational speaker and social media influencer. In the book, Shetty shares the lessons he learned during his time as a monk and how they can be applied to modern-day life to help us lead more fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Shetty begins by outlining the three key pillars of monk philosophy: service, self-improvement, and spirituality. He explains that by incorporating these pillars into our daily lives, we can cultivate a more meaningful existence. The book then delves into various topics such as gratitude, compassion, relationships, and productivity, providing practical tips and exercises to help readers incorporate these concepts into their own lives.

One of the central themes of the book is the importance of mindfulness. Shetty stresses the need to be present in the moment, to tune out distractions and focus on the task at hand. He suggests that by doing so, we can cultivate a greater sense of calm and clarity, which in turn can lead to greater productivity and creativity.

Another key concept is the power of gratitude. Shetty argues that by focusing on what we have, rather than what we lack, we can cultivate a greater sense of happiness and contentment. He encourages readers to make a habit of expressing gratitude daily, whether through journaling or simply taking a moment to reflect on the good things in their lives.

The book also explores the importance of relationships, both with ourselves and others. Shetty emphasizes the need for self-care, urging readers to prioritize their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. He also offers advice on how to cultivate healthy relationships with others, emphasizing the importance of communication, empathy, and forgiveness.

Throughout the book, Shetty weaves in stories and insights from his own experience as a monk, adding a personal touch to the advice he offers. He also provides exercises and reflection questions at the end of each chapter, making the book an interactive and practical guide for readers.

Overall, “Think Like a Monk” offers a compelling argument for the benefits of incorporating monk philosophy into our daily lives. By emphasizing mindfulness, gratitude, and meaningful relationships, Shetty provides a roadmap for cultivating a more fulfilling and purposeful existence.

 

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