3 things I learnt from not reading a book

I’ve been wanting to read a ‘A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose‘ by Eckhart Tolle, as people have said amazing things about it for a while now.

Someone once told me their takeaway from the book (thanks Babs) in 3 points and the advice has helped me in my day-to-day.

1) Be free of judgement of others
You don’t know what situation or circumstances the other person is going through, there’s no point in drawing brash conclusions, chances are you were probably in the gutter at some point. They could probably use a friend who smiles, encourages and listens to their problems. Be that person. 🙂

Note: Having opinions is fine, otherwise life is boring. However there is a subtle difference between opinions and judgement.

2) Be free of materialism
Things shouldn’t define you, soon you’ll no longer exist and the only things that will matter are your relationships with people around you and your legacy.

3) Be non-resistant
The only constant we can depend on in life is change, there’s no point in resisting it, embrace it and leverage that change for the better. You’ll look back at that inflection point in a few years and it won’t matter anymore!

One day, I’ll get around to reading the book….

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