Author: Jay Shetty
Publisher: Harpercollins India
It’s a beautiful book that celebrates the beauty of Love.
Drawing on ancient wisdom and new science, Jay Shetty lays out actionable steps that help you develop the skill to practice and nurture love. From loving ourselves, to love with our partners, from the first date to living together to dealing with a breakup, he tackles the entire relationship cycle beautifully.
His approach is practical and to the point, bringing to light readers the real situations. Be it promises or fights with our partner, he explains the concept interestingly with apt examples and stories. At the end of every chapter, He shares exercises, meditation techniques and ways in which we can make relationships better in our life which is my favourite part.
Candidly narrated with a captivating writing style it’s a book that has its own reading experience. With illustrations, charts, tips and exercises, it’s a book that you can count on, a book that will help you build a solid foundation of love, for yourself and others, it will help you heal.
Love is not only about loving a partner or self, it is also about loving the people around us, things around us, and spreading joy and happiness around us which Jay explains beautifully. I liked the last few chapters where he talks about how we should love the people around us who are toxic while maintaining distance. Not to forget the Meditation techniques that he shares. From questions to ask on a first date to questions to ask yourself, from communication with your partner to how can one resolve the conflicts in a relationship, he shares it all.
Another thing I loved about the book is the examples that he picks from the Bhagavad Gita. They are apt and thought-provoking. Not to forget the letters he ask readers to write and the letters he wrote. It’s a book that will bring a smile to your face, a book that will lead you to fall in love with yourself and spread the love around you.
There are so many things to learn from the book. One could bring change in life if we apply at least a few things that he says. A book with lessons and lots of love! A Deep, delightful, fulfilling and mesmerizing read, one must experience. Surely a book that you can count on.
Here are the lessons I learned from the book:
-Karma is a mirror showing us where our choices have led us.
-You want to go on a journey with someone, not to make them your journey.
-We build confidence by making time for the things that matter to us.
-we have a choice: we can either change our mindset or change what we don’t like.
-Try to love someone for the spark in them, not what surrounds them.
-you do it for yourself, no matter who receives or returns it.
-instead of spending energy trying to gain their confidence, focus on building your own in solitude.
-celebrate small wins.
-Do not lead, Serve.
-love brings us through all of the phases over and over again.
-trust begins within ourselves.
-how you handle your differences is more important than finding your similarities.
Nobody sits us down and teaches us how to love. So we’re often thrown into relationships with nothing but romance movies and pop culture to help us muddle through. Until now.
Instead of presenting love as an ethereal concept or a collection of cliches, Jay Shetty lays out specific, actionable steps to help you develop the skills to practice and nurture love better than ever before. He shares insights on how to win or lose together, how to define love, and why you don’t break in a break-up. Inspired by Vedic wisdom and modern science, he tackles the entire relationship cycle, from first dates to moving in together to breaking up and starting over. And he shows us how to avoid falling for false promises and unfulfilling partners.
By living Jay Shetty’s eight rules, we can all love ourselves, our partner, and the world better than we ever thought possible.
Get your Book Reviewed by Vidhya Thakkar – Connect us Now
This post is a part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2023