Jay Shetty ON: If You STRUGGLE To Find Meaning & Purpose In Life, WATCH THIS! | Ed Mylett

Last updated: May 31, 2023

The video is about Jay Shetty discussing ways to find calm in the chaos of uncertain times and how to create peace within oneself, drawing from his experiences living with monks in India.

The video features a conversation between Jay Shetty and Ed Mylett about finding meaning and purpose in life, particularly during uncertain and chaotic times. Shetty discusses his experience living with monks and how their calm and happy brains inspired him to find inner peace and create it within himself. He encourages viewers to think like a monk and not rely on external factors for calm and happiness. The conversation also touches on the rarity of true happiness and the importance of pursuing what brings joy and fulfillment.

  • Chaos and uncertainty are prevalent in today's world.
  • Finding peace and calm within ourselves is crucial.
  • Thinking like a monk can help achieve this.
  • Living a life of selfless service can bring meaning and purpose.
  • Mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, and perspective can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.
  • Discovering and protecting our purpose (dharma) is important.
  • Fear and doubt can hold us back, but taking small steps and believing in ourselves can help overcome them.
  • Living in the present moment allows us to fully experience life.
  • Choosing the path that fills us with joy can lead to better decision-making.

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Finding Calm in Chaos

  • We are living in uncertain times and chaos.
  • The answer is not going to come from outside of us.
  • We need to find and create peace and calm within ourselves.
  • Thinking like a monk can help us achieve this.
  • Monks have the calmest and happiest brains on Earth.
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Living with Monks

  • Jay Shetty grew up as a teacher's pet until the age of 14.
  • At 18, he started listening to CEOs, entrepreneurs, experts, and celebrities speak.
  • He was invited to hear a monk speak and was humbled by the experience.
  • He spent every summer vacation with the monk from age 18 to 22.
  • He spent half of his summer vacation interning at big finance companies and the other half living as a monk in India.
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Choosing the Monk Path

  • When Jay Shetty graduated, he decided that the monk path was more fulfilling than the banking path.
  • He never judged himself and experienced each life to its fullest.
  • He chose the path that filled him with joy.
  • Living life in this way can help us make better decisions.
  • We should not judge ourselves and experience each life to its fullest.
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The Pursuit of Happiness

  • Happiness is rare for most people in the world.
  • We should pursue happiness as a topic of discussion.
  • People have asked Jay Shetty about happiness on his show.
  • He believes that the pursuit of happiness is important.
  • His experiences living with monks have taught him about finding happiness within oneself.
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Selfless Sacrifice and Service

  • The statement "plant trees under whose shade you do not plan to sit" emphasizes the importance of selfless service.
  • Real service is doing things for people who can't do anything back for you at that time.
  • Selfless sacrifice and service can bring meaning and purpose to life.
  • Many people focus on their own happiness and success, but true fulfillment comes from serving others.
  • Following the path of selfless service can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Method Acting and Forgetting Who You Are

  • People often wear different roles in different situations, leading to method acting and forgetting who they truly are.
  • Writing down everything you're chasing right now can help you identify the roles you're playing and the things you're pursuing.
  • Question where those ideas came from and whether they align with your true values and purpose.
  • Being true to yourself and your values can lead to greater happiness and fulfillment.
  • Don't let the opinions and expectations of others dictate your life and choices.
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The Importance of Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Mindfulness and meditation can help bring calm and peace in uncertain times.
  • Practicing mindfulness can help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions.
  • Meditation can help you focus on the present moment and let go of worries and anxieties.
  • Regular meditation practice can lead to greater clarity, focus, and inner peace.
  • Even a few minutes of meditation each day can have a positive impact on your mental and emotional well-being.
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The Power of Gratitude and Perspective

  • Gratitude can help shift your perspective and focus on the positive aspects of life.
  • Practicing gratitude can help you appreciate the small things in life and find joy in everyday moments.
  • Changing your perspective can help you see challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Gratitude and perspective can help you find meaning and purpose in difficult times.
  • By focusing on gratitude and perspective, you can cultivate a more positive and fulfilling life.
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Discovering Your Dream

  • Ask yourself what your dream is
  • Consider if the idea came from a book, your heart and mind, or was influenced by someone else
  • Question if the dream is really yours
  • Keep the dreams that are truly yours and distance yourself from the ones that aren't
  • Dream catching can gain momentum as you vibrate at a higher frequency
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Finding Your Purpose with Dharma

  • Dharma is the purpose, calling, or mission in life
  • Dharma is about unlearning and bringing out what you already have
  • You can't be anything you want, but you can be everything you are
  • Protecting your purpose is important because the world will try to pull you away from it
  • Dharma is a fact that you have skills, genius, and potential sitting inside of you that you have not seen yet
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Overcoming Fear and Doubt

  • Fear and doubt are natural, but they can hold you back from achieving your dreams
  • It's important to recognize and acknowledge your fears and doubts
  • Take small steps towards your dream to build confidence and momentum
  • Surround yourself with people who support and encourage you
  • Believe in yourself and your abilities
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Living in the Present Moment

  • The present moment is all we have
  • Being present allows us to fully experience life
  • Practice mindfulness and meditation to stay present
  • Let go of the past and don't worry about the future
  • Find joy in the simple things in life
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The Importance of Morning Routine

  • Half the day is self and half the day is service in monk life.
  • Morning hours are for filling oneself, putting on mental, emotional, and physical armor.
  • A morning routine is meant to protect oneself for the rest of the day.
  • Location has energy and time has memory.
  • Doing something in the same place every day holds that energy.
  • Doing something at the same time every day helps with memory.
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Location and Time in Meditation

  • It was easier to meditate in temples that were 5,000 years old in South India because people have been meditating there for thousands of years.
  • Location has energy and time has memory.
  • When you find a space in your home, even a tiny corner, that you dedicate as your meditation space or reflection space, it becomes easier to meditate.
  • Doing something at the same time every day helps with memory.
  • Time remembers when you do something at the same time every day.
  • Regularity helps with diet, hunger, and tiredness.
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The Importance of Reflection

  • Reflection is important for growth and self-awareness.
  • Reflection helps to understand oneself and one's purpose.
  • Reflection helps to identify patterns and habits.
  • Reflection helps to identify what is important and what is not.
  • Reflection helps to identify what brings joy and what does not.
  • Reflection helps to identify what needs to change and what needs to stay the same.
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The Power of Gratitude

  • Gratitude is important for mental and emotional well-being.
  • Gratitude helps to focus on what one has rather than what one does not have.
  • Gratitude helps to appreciate the present moment.
  • Gratitude helps to shift perspective and find positivity in difficult situations.
  • Gratitude helps to strengthen relationships and connections with others.
  • Gratitude helps to cultivate a sense of abundance and contentment.
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