This book is not for everyone, and it took me a very long time to read. I really enjoyed it, but in general, nonfiction books are just not my favourite.
When discussed at our book club, I think the consensus was the same: really enjoyable overall, but quite difficult to get through.
We discussed the author, Jay Shetty, and our opinions of him. There was no consensus here. Some couldn’t get passed the notion of him being kicked out of monkhood.
I’m fairly certain he wasn’t kicked out, but if everything is so wonderful, why leave? There must be a story there, and it certainly isn’t shared in this book.
Personally, I loved the chapters on meditation and dharma. I meditate daily, so learning the different breathing techniques and comparing them to my current practice, was interesting.
I also really enjoyed the “try this” sections in the book, although admittedly, I didn’t try very many. I wanted to and I have no reason not to, I just haven’t “tried’ the things he suggested as of yet.
Even though this book is not for everyone, there is something for everyone within the pages. There’s a lot to take in and if you give it a chance, I’m sure you will find something that speaks to you.