If you’re looking for a way to simplify your life then “Think Like a Monk” written by Jay Shetty might be a good book for you.

The author draws on his own experiences as a monk and on the wisdom of others to offer advice on how to reduce daily stress, find peace and connect with what’s truly important in life.

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In just a few pages, Jay Shetty distills complex concepts into easy-to-follow steps that can help you live a more meaningful and complete life.

One of the things I appreciate most about this book is that it doesn’t require any major lifestyle changes. You don’t have to sell all your possessions and move to a monastery; in fact, many of the tips shared by him can be implemented in your everyday life without much effort.

Below are the 73 quotes from Think Like A Monk.


Inspiring Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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Negativity is a trait, not someone’s identity. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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The grass is greener where you water it. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Appreciate everything, even the ordinary. Especially the ordinary. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Too often we love people who don’t love us, but we fail to return the love of others who do. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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To live intentionally, we must dig to the deepest why behind the want. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Our values are influenced by whatever absorbs our minds. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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When you’re present in gratitude, you can’t be anywhere else. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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When we tune out the opinions, expectations, and obligations of the world around us, we begin to hear ourselves. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Living intentionally means stepping back from external goals, letting go of outward definitions of success, and looking within. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Also read: Leaders Eat Last Quotes by Simon Sinek and The Power of Habit Quotes by Charles Duhigg.

Best Quotes From Think Like A Monk

if we think everyone is a reflection of ourselves, we fail to see things as they are. We see things as we are. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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The more we define ourselves in relation to the people around us, the more lost we are. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

When you learn to navigate and manage your breath, you can navigate any situation in life. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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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).

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).

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Our identity is wrapped up in what others think of us – or, more accurately, what we think others think of us. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Gratitude is the mother of all qualities. As a mother gives birth, gratitude brings forth all other qualities – compassion, resilience, confidence, passion – positive traits that help us find meaning and connect with others. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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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 (Think Like a Monk).

Society’s definition of a happy life is everybody’s and nobody’s. The only way to build a meaningful life is to filter out that noise and look within. This is the first step to building your monk mind. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Only by detaching can we truly gain control of the mind. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Famous Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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 (Think Like a Monk).

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).

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Satisfaction comes from believing in the value of what you do. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

The pinnacle of forgiveness, true sattva, is to wish the person who caused you pain well. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Top Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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).

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 (Think Like a Monk).

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We say things to ourselves that we would never say to people we love. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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).

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).

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Happiness is feeling good about yourself, having close relationships, making the world a better place. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Treat yourself with the same love and respect you want to show to others. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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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 (Think Like a Monk).

Powerful Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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).

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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).

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 (Think Like a Monk).

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Living in your dharma is a certain route to fulfillment. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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 (Think Like a Monk).

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Salt is so humble that when something goes wrong, it takes the blame, and when everything goes right, it doesn’t take credit. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Cancers of the Mind: Comparing, Complaining, Criticizing. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Wise Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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 (Think Like a Monk).

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Being present is the only way to live a truly rich and full life. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

When someone hurts you, it’s because they’re hurt. Their hurt is simply spilling over. They need help. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

The body is a vessel. It contains us, so it’s important. We have to take care of it, feed it, keep it healthy, but the vessel is just a carrier. What it carries is the real value. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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To build your competence without regard for character is narcissistic, and to build character without working on skills is devoid of impact. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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. True humility is seeing what lies between the extremes. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Thought-Provoking Quotes From Think Like A Monk

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Criticizing someone else’s work ethic doesn’t make you work harder. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

When you start your day with gratitude, you’ll be open to opportunities, not obstacles. You’ll be drawn to creativity, not complaint. You will find fresh ways to grow, rather than succumbing to negative thoughts that only shrink your options. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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).

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Take some time to get to know yourself better. Build your self-esteem. Invest in your growth. If you’ve lost yourself in the relationship, find yourself in the heartbreak. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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 (Think Like a Monk).

A person who isn’t living their dharma is like a fish out of water. You can give the fish all the riches in the world, but it will die unless it’s returned to the water. Once you discover your dharma, strive to play that role in every aspect of your life. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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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).

In getting you where you want to be, meditation may show you what you don’t want to see. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Popular Quotes From Think Like A Monk

We seek to leave a place cleaner than we found it, people happier than we found them, the world better than we found it. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

The highest purpose is to live in service. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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The less time you fixate on everyone else, the more time you have to focus on yourself. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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).

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 (Think Like a Monk).

A monk is a traveler, but the journey is inward, bringing us ever closer to our most authentic, confident, powerful self. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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Service is the direct path to a meaningful life. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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).

Motivational Quotes From Think Like A Monk

Selflessness is the surest route to inner peace and a meaningful life. Selflessness heals the self. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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You can’t be anything you want. But you can be everything you are. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps, and whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Be honest about what your intention is. The worst thing you can do is pretend to yourself that you’re acting out of service when all you want is material success. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

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).

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To walk down the same old path and find a new stone is to open your mind. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

If I only find joy in my own successes, I’m limiting my joy. But if I can take pleasure in the successes of my friends and family – ten, twenty, fifty people! – I get to experience fifty times the happiness and joy. Who doesn’t want that? – Think Like a Monk

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Our search is never for a thing, but for the feeling we think the thing will give us. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).

Revenge is the mode of ignorance – it’s often said that you can’t fix yourself by breaking someone else. ~ Jay Shetty (Think Like a Monk).



So these were the 73 top quotes from Think Like A Monk book by Jay Shetty.

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