The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A spiritual fable about fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny by Robin Sharma (190)

This is a book for our time and about our time. Many of us, professional and non-professional, alike are caught in a rut of our own making. Busyness and noise has taken over our lives. We want more and more possessions, and some of us work long hours to make sure that we create the type of lives for ourselves that we want. But do we really know what we want, or have we lost our way?

This is a story about Julian Mantle. He had everything he ever wanted. He had a good career as a lawyer and a lot of possessions, including a Ferrari. So, why did he collapse in the middle of a packed courtroom? What was missing in his life?

As the book unfolds, we learn that what he was lacking was a balanced lifestyle. This led him to an almost fatal heart attack. His physical collapse taught him quite a few important lessons. But why did he have to get so ill and have his life flash before his eyes before he came to his senses?

Julian is so much like all of us. None of us learn to live a balanced life. In fact, that is something that isn’t taught in any school. Neither do our parents teach this. We are all told to strive and to work hard. No one mentions creating balance in our life. Why?

I believe one reason why this is the case is because our culture never rests or sleeps. It always encourages us to be plugged in and available 24/7. It encourages hard work without breaks or vacations? It demands that we buy more and more possessions. But that usually means that we have to work 60+ hour weeks.

Julian was probably taught all of these things too. His physical collapse brings on a spiritual crisis that forces him to confront the condition of his life and seek answers to life’s most important questions.

Hoping to find happiness and fulfillment, he embarks upon an extraordinary odyssey to an ancient culture where he discovers a powerful system to release the potential of his mind, body, and soul, and leans to live with greater passion, purpose and peace.

The author brilliantly blends timeless spiritual wisdom of the East with cutting-edge success principles of the West. This inspiring tale shows you a step by step path to live with great courage, balance, abundance and joy.

This book is a must read for all of us. We all need to heed the wisdom presented in this book before we too are on the floor with our life on the line.

Irene S. Roth

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About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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