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Think Like a Monk: How to Harness The Power of Positivity

What to expect?
Expect a book that is a detailed read, one that is bound to take you days to read, and weeks or months to fully implement the lessons that it has to teach.

Who can read?
The book is written in a language that can be easily understood by a beginner level reader.

What is the book all about?
“Think Like a Monk” is a book that helps us live a more peaceful and purposeful life; one that is full of gratitude and brimming with positivity. No, the book doesn’t promise us overnight miracles, but what it does promise is a sense of calmness, a change of attitude, more love, more positivity, and better clarity of who we are.

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In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Drawing on ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. The lessons monks learn are profound but often abstract. Shetty transforms them into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve focus, improve relationships, identify our hidden abilities, increase self-discipline and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can and should think like a monk.

About Jay Shetty

Author Jay Shetty aims to elevate us from the negativity, anxiety, and hopelessness of today’s
world in his book THINK LIKE A MONK: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day, to be
published by Simon and Schuster on April 14. Drawing on both Jay’s experience as a monk in a
Hindu ashram and his post-monk life as an influential thinker and spiritual guide, Think Like a
Monk distills monk wisdom into practical, everyday steps anyone can take to live a less anxious,
more meaningful life.

How can we transform our experience of life today? Jay says, “When I trained as a monk, I
found that monks are able to remain centered and calm amid all the chaos that life throws at
us. Monks are the absolute experts in mastering their minds. I wrote THINK LIKE A MONK in
order to help everyone access the same mindset, the same thinking patterns, the same
processes that help monks find peace, balance, and purpose.”

Like his monk teachers, Jay draws from the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Indian text based on the
Upanishads, writings from around 800-400 BCE. In a world where people are constantly looking
for answers, Jay believes the wisdom for how to find peace and purpose has been here all

Born in north London in 1987, Jay and his sister were raised in a middle-class Indian family.
Until the age of 14, Jay did well in school, stayed out of trouble and tried his best to live up to
his parents’ high expectations. But he was a shy, introverted young boy who was bullied for
being overweight and a little nerdy. When he started secondary school, things changed. He
began playing soccer and rugby, became more popular, and started mixing with the wrong
crowd. Jay’s thrill-seeking ventures got him suspended from school more than once as he tried
to find his identity.

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