Let me ask you “Are you a monk?”
Does it sound like a provocative question to you? It might remind you a famous restaurant scene from the movie “Heat”. That was the first time when two famous Hollywood actors: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino sit together face to face.
Between the bad guy and the good guy, they have a very interesting conversation. If you not yet watch the movie, I highly recommend it.
So, in the scene when Al Pacino asked Robert De Niro: What, are you a monk. De Niro replied: No, I have a woman.
Think be careful before you reply to me. Because you know what? De Niro get caught at the end of the movie because of this reply.
You should not reveal anything about yourself. I asked you this question so that you can ask yourself and allow yourself to find the right answers.
The question is just a metaphor to the topic I like to discuss here. Below are the questions I like you to ask yourself:
Are you living intentionally enough? Do you have a clear purpose of living on this planet? What is your reason to be existing in this world?
You might first think these questions are unless or maybe too difficult to answer. No need to answer them.
But it is the basic of life. It is the fundamental of our existence. I tell you this because I’ve listened to a podcast from Lewis Howes which he interviewed Jay Shetty, a guy who wrote a book about how to think like a monk.
It’s a good episode. You can listen to the whole of it here:
I think it is a good opportunity to listen to it and start to make assessment to yourself. There are many things you can try. Exercise is the one of the importance advice I can relate to. Then there is also the screen time of your mobile that you can reduce and allow yourself to have some free space to think and appreciate things around you.
It’s hard for everyone to deal with but I hope all of us will find a good balance and start to live with purpose and mindful.
Have a nice holiday!
Note: Lewis Howes also wrote “The School of Greatness”, a good book which he shared his real experiences on how he get back to life after injury when he played football.
I bought it from my sister book store, if you interest, you can check out: Treasures Learn Bookstore