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Lessons from A Lawyer who Sold his Ferrari

edited March 2013 in Arts & Writings
I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call.

He realized he had terribly regretted his life and now he wanted to know more about it. So, he sold everything he had including his expensive Ferrari and went to the holy mountain of Himalayas. There he met sages who taught him about what life is. When he came back from Himalayas, Julian has become a monk.

Julian is a fictional character in the book "The Monk who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma. The book shared insights which I am sharing with you.

1. Saying that you don't have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don't have time to stop for gas because you are too busy driving. Eventually, it will catch up with you.

2. Most of us live at such a frenetic pace that true stillness and silence is something foreign and uncomfortable.

3. The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.

4. Here, in our society we have lost our passion. We do not do things because we love to do them. We do things because we feel we have to do them. This is a formula for misery.

5. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

More inspiring quotes from the book here


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