I do realize that I will ever only write reviews on books I think you should read. And “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma is just one of those books everyone needed to keep on their kindle or in their book shelf. Although written in the form of a novel this book is nothing but. The whole book is a candid conversation between two old friends, one of whom used to be a high shot lawyer but after a heart attack radically changed his life. So radically that he was not seen for three years, nobody knew he had set of to find true meaning in life and eventually spent several month living and learning with monks high up in the Himalaya mountains. This book is no mere time killer to keep you busy when you haven’t paid your DSTV (cabel tv) subscription, this book could potentially transform your life. Let me correct myself, YOU could potentially change your life with the very practical and many times spiritual advice given!
The book is obviously based partially on eastern religions and rituals but if you are open to change your life and to better yourself this book will speak to you regardless of your faith. It talks about simple things like taking a moment at the beginning of everyday to meditate and to think through the day ahead, and to take a moment at the end of the day to reflect over what you could have done differently. The book talks about how your mind is a garden and you should take control over what you plant in it, to keep the weeds out. It reminds us that time is not a renewable source, and that we are all given the same number of hours in a day, we need to spend them wisely. Every chapter ends with a few key points and I read the book with pen in hand.
I will leave you with a few quotes:
“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts”
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose”
“For what lies behind you and what lies in front you matters little when compared to what lies within you”
“The most important moment is now. Learn to live in it fully and savor it”
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination”