The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma


‘Cause sometimes you gotta hit the darkest bottom to really start living. Like Oscar Wilde said it so well “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all“. This beautiful fable is that kind of book you can’t let off your hands and makes you curious with every page read.

This nice tale offers us a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. “A wonderfully crafted fable, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life-changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that teach us to:

Develop Joyful Thoughts,

Follow Our Life’s Mission and Calling,

Cultivate Self-Discipline and Act Courageously,

Value Time as Our Most Important Commodity,

Nourish Our Relationships, and

Live Fully, One Day at a Time.”


Enjoy the process and forget about the destination, that’s the key to it all! Because, “With one eye fixed on the destination, there is only one left to guide you along the journey.” (The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari).

Like in a movie very dear to me (Peaceful Warrior), one would ask about the difference between knowledge and wisdom. The answer came swiftly “Wisdom is doing!”


Here you have a few worth-mentioning quotes from the book:


“Starting today, learn more, laugh more and do what you truly love to do. Do not be denied your destiny. For what lies behind you and what lies in front of you matters little when compared to what lies within you.”


“These yogis knew that the past is water under the bridge and the future is a distant sun on the horizon of your imagination. The most important moment is now. Learn to live in it and savor it fully.”


“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and then direct all your energies towards it. Once you are connected to this mission, whether it is being a great teacher of children or an inspired artist, all your desires will be fulfilled effortlessly. You will not even have to try. As a matter of fact, the harder you try, the longer it will take you to reach your aims. Instead, simply follow the path of your dreams, in full expectation of the bounty that is certain to flow. This will bring you to your divine destination. This is what I mean by growing your destiny”, Julian offered sagely.”


“Time really does slip through your fingers like tiny grains of sand. Let this new day be the defining moment of your life, the day that you make the decision once and for all to focus on what is truly important to you. Make the decision to spend more time with those who make your life meaningful. Revere the special moments, revel in their power. Do the things that you have always wanted to do. Climb that mountain you have always wanted to climb or learn to play the trumpet. Dance in the rain or build a new business. Learn to love music, learn a new language and rekindle the delight of your childhood. Stop putting off your happiness for the sake of achievement. Instead, why not enjoy the process? Revive your spirit and start tending to your soul. This is the way to Nirvana.”



You can buy The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma for:

14.87 USD as Kindle Edition from Amazon

11.64 USD as Paperback from Amazon

6.84 USD as Audible Audio Edition, Abridged from Amazon


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