Jay Shetty's Eye Opening Message



Growing up, Jay Shetty took part in anything that aroused him. Surprisingly, Jay Shetty was a 'rebellious teenager' but he managed to find his way and redirect his path. In this video Shetty shares an enlightening message which stems from a time he met a monk who completely changed his perspective and even inspired him to become a monk too.
This video is an eye opener as Jay Shetty articulates the importance of clearly knowing what one wants. An important piece of advice that struck out to me is that we need to start listening to our inner voices. Our inner voices can help us truly understand what it is we want. However, this becomes difficult when we are surrounded by excessive external noise. The more often we hear this noise the quicker and easier it is to become immune to it. Rather than listening to our inner voices to make decision for us, we starting listening to the noise which gets into heads (for instance, the pressures of societal expectations, parent expectations, friends, people around you). To weaken this external disruptive noise from influencing your decisions, Shetty introduces detachment - "Detachment is not that you owe nothing, detachment is that nothing owes you".



Some of us are certain about the careers we want to pursue but sometimes when we get there, it isn't what we imagined or what we thought it would be. Jay Shetty suggests we should fast forward our lives 10 or 15 years down the line and ask ourselves, "is this where I want to be?". Sometimes the path society carves out for us is not the path meant for us and thus, not the one we must follow. The monk talks us through 3 steps we should take when we face these challenges:
Without clarity, we lose a sense of direction and become lost. This is why so many people end up in occupations they hate. It all comes down to developing self-awareness and deeply knowing one's thoughts. You need to divert your focus to your PURPOSE in life to create fulfilment of what you really want.
Step 1 - Being exposed to unique experiences and role models
Step 2 - Shadowing, networking, observing role models you're passionate about
Step 3 - Yes or no, is this who I want to be?





In an ideal life, according to the monk we all have a head, heart and a hand that work together in alignment.

Head - clarity of vision, knowing what you want
Heart - understanding your intuition and what your heart wants
Hand - the service you give

Without clarity, we lose a sense of direction and become lost. This is why so many people end up in occupations they hate. It all comes down to developing self-awareness and deeply knowing one's thoughts. You need to divert your focus to your PURPOSE in life to create fulfilment of what you really want.


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