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I May Be Wrong: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The book is full of wisdom and wonderful stories, many of which I had heard but I still enjoyed listening to again and pondering on their messages. Some understanding and explaining of the life of a monk in the lessons they learn were lovely. A few ideas that are worth noting for me: From former forest monk Björn Natthiko Lindeblad, I May Be Wrong was a Swedish sensation. It is a book of timeless wisdom about how to handle the uncertainty that is a natural part of life. Actually, no, I am going to finish on a quote, because I love this one so much. He quotes one of his teachers, Ajahn Jayasor as saying The important thing here is not how efficiently we do this, but how we all feel afterwards. Plain and simple, it's about how to relate to your own thoughts and emotions in a way that makes your life more enjoyable, more free, brighter, clearer, and wiser. I often pass the ruins of a monastery when I’m out for a walk, and I wonder what it would have been like to live there four or five hundred years ago. Spending your days serving others and seeking your own spiritual salvation. I've sometimes wondered what it would be like to join a Buddhist monastery but the closest I ever got was going on a silent ten-day meditation retreat in an old boarding school in Kells, Co Meath. I enjoyed it, and it left me feeling renewed, but I didn't experience what I’d describe as a calling. Forest Monk

Summary: A manual for living with uncertainty – told in simple everyday language through the perspective of a man who chose to live an extraordinary life, but recognises that most of us will stay closer to home and can nevertheless benefit massively from what he learned along the way. The Sunday Times bestselling book of comfort and timeless wisdom from former forest monk, Bj örn Natthiko Lindeblad Gladys Rice and Franklyn Baur, recorded November 26, 1929 for Victor Records, catalog. No. 22226. [8]In the Swedish sensation I May Be Wrong , former forest monk Bjurn Natthiko Lindeblad shares his advice on how to face the uncertainty and doubt that is a natural part of life. We don't choose our thoughts. We don't control the shape they take, or what pops into our minds. We can only choose whether or not to believe them. Is in this context “I may be wrong” the same as “I might be wrong” (I suppose almost nobody uses might) Let me tell you what this audiobook is not. It's not about religion. It's not about telling you how to live your life. It's not about taking on a new set of beliefs. Plain and simple, it's about how to relate to your own thoughts and emotions in a way that makes your life more enjoyable, more free, brighter, clearer and wiser. Philosophically, there is nothing new in here. The parables that Lindeblad quotes, mainly from the Buddhist tradition (as that was his training) are stories that many of us will have heard told countless times before in one variant or another. They are parables, the story can change, the song remains the same. What helps us to live freely? How can we find comfort in difficult times? Is there a way to stay humble in the heat of the moment? And what stands out as most important when things are coming to an end?

And – the short version would go – he threw it all up and became a Buddhist monk. The fuller version shows us that it wasn't quite as easy as that. More importantly, that isn't where the story ends. Is “I could be wrong” a common appropriate phrase? If yes, when I should use “I may be wrong” and “I could be wrong”. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney recorded the song in 1958 [13] for use on their radio show and it was subsequently included in the CD Bing & Rosie - The Crosby-Clooney Radio Sessions released in 2010. [14] This book tells a quite amazing interesting story of a Swedish student who went off to become a Buddhist monk in Thailand for 17 years and other countries before leaving his cause as a monk and returning to Sweden. He then found love and also loss, the experience and description of his fathers at the end of the book really touched me.His life post-monkhood is as extraordinary as anything that happens up to his taking his robes. And here I will refrain from telling you what happens next because it underlines exactly why the book and the precise way it is written makes it important. High Hatters (vocal: Frank Luther) - recorded August 23, 1929 for Victor Records (catalog No. 22105). [4]

The Sunday Times bestselling book of comfort and timeless wisdom from former forest monk, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad I May Be Wrong (but I Think You're Wonderful)" is a popular song. The music was written by Henry Sullivan, the lyrics by Harry Ruskin. The song was published in 1929 and it was included in the musical revue Murray Anderson's Almanac which ran for 69 performances at Erlanger's Theatre on Broadway in 1929. [1] It is said that the song was written on-demand for John Murray Anderson. Thank you Björn, Caroline and Navid. And Agnes Broomé for the English edition. Björn died in January of this year (2022) but the world is a better place for his having been in it. Life-changing. This book is sensational. If you're struggling, feeling a little lost, anxious or in need of a mental lift, please read it' ELLA MILLS, FOUNDER OF DELICIOUSLY ELLA If you're up for a deeper read on the development of Buddhist philosophy we can recommend The Open Road by Pico Iyer – if lighter ways to well-being are more your thing we heartily recommend the Bear of Very Little Brain (not least because Lindeblad also quotes him!) Try Winnie-the-Pooh's Little Book Of Wisdom by A A Milne and E H Shepard if you're not familiar with the stories.The next important thing is something else he throws at us up front, and I am going to quote it in full because I can speak to the fact that it utterly encapsulates why you should read this book. Genuinely stays with you . . . Will encourage you to let go of the small stuff, accept the things you cannot control and open your heart and mind to a more happy and peaceful life' WOMAN & HOME I realise this book has been translated from Swedish, and a fine job they’ve done. But there’s one really clumsy simile in the book, when Björn is talking about his health problems and how he ‘fell asleep like a clubbed seal’. Goodness me, in a book about mindfulness, compassion, and the life of a forest monk, surely they could have found a better simile than that. We follow him through his years in Thailand, pre-monk, monk-in-training, full-monk, and then his years in 'forest monasteries' outside of Thailand. The inverted commas are mine, because I'm not sure from the reading that the European variants are in anything that could truly be called a forest. The term applies though because, as I understand it (and I may be wrong) the term forest monastery refers to a concept / ideology / tradition / denomination / family as much as it does to the location of the building.

What is new in the book is Björn's personal story. He grew up in Sweden, studied economics (without questioning whether it was what he really wanted to do), started to forge a very successful career (without questioning whether it was what he really wanted to do). And then he questioned it. First of all I would like to thank Milky, CJ, Paco, Philip, Rishonly and Goodman (others?) for their comments to my posts. I’m very grateful for this. Is it correct to say “I can be wrong”? (I’m not talking about grammar, but about common correct use)What helps us respond to life as it unfolds? To live freely, stay humble and find comfort in difficult times? I was never promised a long life. We, humans, are like leaves on trees in that respect. Most leaves hold on until they're withered and brown. But some fall while they’re still green.’ Infusing the everyday with heart, grace and gentle humour, this is a book to help us all navigate the realities of modern life. I can tell a good book by who I want to give it to next, and a REALLY good book by how long I'm going to hang on to it before I do so. Not passing this one on anytime soon – it's going on my tell me what I need to know random opening shelf.

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