The best Deepavali gift I got from the Manchester Library is the book “The Secret Letters of the Monk Who sold his Ferrari” by Robin sharma.
After many years I am reading a Full Physical Non Technical Book.
After reading the book “Unplugged – how to live mindfully in a digital world”, I started to live a unplugged life.
Turning off the Mobile data connection and wifi most of the time is the immediate effect of this book.
Will write about in detail after giving a second read of it.
Then, I started to read on the Secret Letters.
Jonathan is a busy workaholic man, who is missing the happiness of family, friends and human relationship, like most of us or like me.
He was requested to travel to many part of the world in a short period of time, to collect small talismans.
This travel, the people he meet, their life ethics, the letters he get with talismans makes him and myself think a lot about the life.
- Live an authentic life – Do what you like truely
- Make small incremental improvements daily
- Find the great happiness in simple pleasures
- Conquer the fears
- Live with kindness
- Do lead a best life, do all small works in your full heart, do them at your best
- Choose encouraging friends
- The purpose of life is to Love
- Stand for something bigger than yourself
These are the core learnings from this book.
Yes. I know all these statements already from many of our stories from schooldays.
But reading them all again with a good story, made me to redefine my life ethics once again.
I can fit into the shoes of the Jonathan, and felt like travelling and learning these stuff myself, instead of him.
Will practise the following things from now to begin a better living.
1. do all small works in your full heart, do them at your best
2. Make small incremental improvements daily
3. Find the great happiness in simple pleasures
Will do the remaining once these 3 are become a part of me.
I recommend this book to all of you to read.
Really, it gives immense pleasure to read a good book, for hours.
I dont know why I feel frustrated, after few hours of skimming over the never ending timelines on facebook and twitter.
But losing myself with this book for two full days, is a great pleasure.
I feel that I have reinvented my love on the books, once again, which I lost after I became a slave of Internet.
Decided to be unplugged most of the times.
Now, feeling better.
Though I am a Kindle Fan, reading a real book gives much pleasure.
(Wrote on our east road, longsight, Manchester home, at early morning 3.00 AM, after reading the book with great happiness. It was happened years ago to read a book day and night with all the time get.)