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To me, a books not great if I can put it down. I keep walking around the house with it meaning to read it! To me it's nothing new. I follow Jay on social media. He's sound but this is nothing new. Sorry. Or.... Maybe it is if I can manage to motivate reading the rest. May be a miracle in there somewhere.
I had high hopes for this book. Reserved as a Christmas holiday 'special' read... but i was left disappointed. I have read all this stuff in its entirety elsewhere, lots of it for free on Instagram/the internet. Perhaps i am a way into my journey of 'self discovery' now. If you haven't even thought about 'sorting your life out' before now, then this book is probably a good place to start. But if you have then i wouldn't bother. Also I can't help but question the 'purity' of a monk who turns himself into a millionaire internet sensation? Particularly when hardly anything in this book seems to be original thinking. Also, a minor point but my version was written in American English, the author is English and so this bugged me. The idea that Jay moved to Los Angeles to preach monk stuff to the world also sits uncomfortably for me. He says he's gone there precisely because it isn't enlightened... hmmm... I'm sure there are plenty of other un-enlightened places to move to if you really care that much. All in all, none of this stacks up for me and I'm just left uncomfortable at the fact i bought this book at all.
I read a lot of self help books and rarely do I stop so early on but I found this author's style so disengaging that I had to shelve it...I fear he is a member of the new tribe of young men who spend time in far away lands finding themselves and then decide to tell the world about their experiences. Nothing wrong in that but guess for oldies like me, it lacks substance. Maybe I am not his 'ideal' reader...
Unfortunately majority of the book focuses on what Jay talks about in most of his interviews so I felt like there wasn’t much new information for me personally. Interesting if you are new to Jay Shetty.