Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Every person has got his learnings in life, which helped him to achieve heights. For Kamal Ravikant, a Silicon Valley CEO who had fallen apart after his company failed, the critical lesson that ricocheted his life was, "I love myself."
Kamal Ravikant was not only a CEO, but he has also meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, walked 550 miles across Spain.
The book I read was of an updated edition of 2020 with three sections. Part I, 'The Vow,' was the expanded original version with the guidelines for any person to incorporate in his lifestyle. Part II is 'The Manual,' a step-by-step guide on how to love yourself. Part III is 'The Lesson,' which records the author's life events, demonstrating the transformation.
The book teaches us the significance of the strong urge to love our life, which applied will attract all the right things towards us. That attitude can transform almost every thought process of our life. The significant takeaways from this book for me were:
The fixing of "I love myself" into our minds is a meditation process, and the entire journey throughout the book has propelled me to start the meditation process. I started exploring meditation.
The "Mirror" technique is a self-confidence boosting strategy, and it induces a love towards ourselves. An efficient action to start with.
I felt the "Ten breaths" to re-gain control of your mind as a simple strategy to enhance focus. It is similar to stress-free techniques in pranayama.
In every decision-making process, if we ask the question of what will be my decision if I loved myself, that will produce transformation.
The two quotes that settled in my mind from this book were:
“This day, I vow to myself to love myself, to treat myself as someone I love truly and deeply - in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I make, the experiences I have, each moment I am conscious, I make the decision I LOVE MYSELF.”
“As you love yourself, life loves you back. I don't think it has a choice either. I can't explain how it works, but I know it to be true.”
I suggest this to beginners who love self-help books and is priced at Rs 399. The book is having 225 pages and is in simple writing to follow.
Kamal Ravikantis the author of the bestselling books,Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On ItandLive Your Truth. He’s been a US Army Infantry soldier, held the hands of dying patients, climbed in the Himalayas, spoken to audiences around the globe, walked 550 miles across Spain, meditated with Tibetan monks, and has worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley. But more than anything, he is passionate about writing books that improve lives. He lives — for now — in New York City.
My rating 4.2 out of 5