I am currently reading Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty. Two books that completely changed my life began with Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and then the Bhagavad Gita. I have always been keen to dwell more into spirituality and self-realisation, if I may say so. These two books showed me a path because they not only guided me on what to do but also how to do it.
In the last 10 years, I have realised that every fiction has a takeaway or learning that the author is trying to convey but none of that matters if there is no application of these learnings by the reader. You can gather as much knowledge as you want in the world, but if you don’t apply it in your daily life, then there’s no point. All of our emotions must be treated like visitors who just come and go instead of dictating our lives. These are just a few of my learnings that I have picked from my readings.
I have realised that our lives, ambitions, work, and desires are all going to be there floating in our thought palace. But if we manage to do small daily activities like workout and meditation, and if we do it with discipline then we will be more productive. It is really important for one to always be in the service of others because such a person will never be sad or unfulfilled. Being of service to others and practising gratitude are two things that I swear by.
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