Have you ever read a book that when after you have read it, you return to it again and again ? Am not sure about you but there are books which I read and enjoy, but then they just gather dust in the bookshelf. Then there are others that are books of wisdom and need to be read again and again. And when I say again and again I don’t mean that you read them from cover to cover the second time but rather dip in and out of areas of the book. The kind of book you would want to take with you if you were going to be stranded on an uninhabited island for some time.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is the story of Julian Mantle, a superstar lawyer whose out-of-balance lifestyle leads him to an almost fatal heart attack in a packed courtroom. 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 (a long and adventurous experience) to an ancient culture, where he discovers a powerful system to release the potential of his mind, body and soul and learns to live with greater passion, purpose and peace. Brilliantly blending timeless spiritual wisdom of the East with cutting-edge success principles of the West, this inspiring tale shows you a step-by-step pathway for living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.
This book has been my constant companion for a number of years now and I must say it has been one of the best books I have ever read, and am still reading virtually on a daily basis.
In order for you to get an idea as to whether you would like this book for yourself, I am going to list a number of quotes from the book:
“The real problem was that Julian was obsessed with work. He was being consumed by the hunger for more: more prestige, more glory and more money.”
“The great Julian Mantle had been reduced to a victim and was now squirming on the ground like a helpless infant, shaking and shivering and sweating like a maniac.”
“At fifty-three years of age , Julian looked as if he was in his late seventies.”
“John, on your deathbed you will never wish you had spent more time at the office.”
“I was dazzled by his incredible transformation. Gone was the ghostlike complexion, the sickly cough and the lifeless eyes of my former colleague. Gone was the elderly appearance and the morbid expression that had become his personal trademark. Instead, the man in front of me appeared to be in peak health, his lineless face glowing radiantly. His eyes were bright , offering a window into his extraordinary vitality. Perhaps even more astounding was the serenity that Julian exuded. I felt entirely peaceful just sitting there staring at him. He was no longer the anxious “type-A” senior partner of a leading law firm. Instead, the man before me was a youthful, vital – and smiling – model of change.”
Does that wet your appetite? This is a book I truly recommend if you are someone who wants/needs to improve himself/herself holistically (mind, body and soul). A book of wisdom packed with tons of practical rituals and strategies.
Happy reading my friend.