Books I have read: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Thursday, December 27, 2007

This was an intriguing read. I was lent this book by a friend and wasn't at first sure to make of it. It was captivating but bizarre to start with. After a while it became more apparent that it a story that weaves into it most of the key life skills and lessons that are used in managing one's life.

It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possesions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to:
  • Develop joyful thoughts
  • Follow our life's mission
  • Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously
  • Value time as our most important commodity
  • Nourish our relationships
  • Live fully, one day at a time

An interesting read which at times focussed too much on Eastern mysticism and on the view that you and a bit of luck are reponsible for where you go. At times there wasn't an obvious role for the Christian God that I believe in which I struggled to think around. An interesting read which certainly makes you think you priorities, and the way which you live.

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