This was an intriguing read. I was lent this book by a friend and wasn’t at first sure to make of it. It was captivating but bizarre to start with. After a while it became more apparent that it a story that weaves into it most of the key life skills and lessons that are used in managing one’s life.

It tells the story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life: following a heart attack, he decides to sell all his beloved possesions and trek to India. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he meets Himalayan gurus who offer powerful, wise and practical lessons that teach us to:
  • Develop joyful thoughts
  • Follow our life’s mission
  • Cultivate self-discipline and act courageously
  • Value time as our most important commodity
  • Nourish our relationships
  • Live fully, one day at a time

An interesting read which at times focussed too much on Eastern mysticism and on the view that you and a bit of luck are reponsible for where you go. At times there wasn’t an obvious role for the Christian God that I believe in which I struggled to think around. An interesting read which certainly makes you think you priorities, and the way which you live.
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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