“When you’re inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts breaks their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
The above excerpt has fire. It makes us feel good- good about ourselves, about the world, it inspires us. It is real. It touches us. It drives us.
It is an excerpt from “The monk who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma, page 50; succinctly he has stated it in the book.
When I first heard the title of the book, I thought “oh I’ll never read such self-help books; might be about some car- Ferrari which the monk sold or some crap”
Still over a few times I heard people talking about ‘this’ book and finally when I was at my cousins’ place- when boredom struck me. I turned to look at her bookshelf and among those dusted self help books, “the monk who sold his Ferrari” caught my eyes and I thought- let’s give this a try!
“Shit!” I screamed looking at the clock.
It was 1 am already. Two hours down and I was glued to the book.
It isn’t any self help book. It is a book that helps you live your life- better, and to the fullest.
It is the story about a lawyer- Julian who suffered a heart attack in the middle of the courtroom. Julian was worn out- physically and mentally. He looked aged at a very young age. His body had fallen apart and mind lost its luster. But this was comparatively nil in front of his well known three thousand dollar Italian suits, seven figured income, spectacular mansion in a neighborhood, a private jet, a summer home on a tropical island and a red sparkling Ferrari
But, he did lack something. Something called “inner peace”- contentment, happiness, life’s small pleasures and it was really something “small”.
Three years after Julian fainting there was a knock on the narrator- john’s door.
There stood a tall, muscular and young looking man. Vibrancy and energy exuding through him. Piercing blue eyes and divine peacefulness on his face.
“Julian,” john exclaimed!
“What a transformation! What happened in last three years? Tell me…WHAT?”
“The story lies in the snow capped Himalayas with the sages of sivanas,” Julian winked and asked him if he could enter in.
How did such a transformation come? Julian could now go for days without sleep. Such a huge transmute- physically and mentally? Was there a secret? What is so special about these monks?
Read “the monk who sold his Ferrari” and find the answers because something’s are better unsaid. Get a reality check and try if such peace actually prevails in our fast paced world.
Give it a try and you’ll never regret.