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Book Review: Go On A Self-Love Journey With Jay Shetty’s ‘Think Like A Monk’



A combination of ancient wisdom and Jay Shetty’s personal experiences, ‘Think Like A Monk’ is a must possess book. This book is super inspiring and is a powerful tool to help you focus on your purpose and healing.

I’ve come across many self-help or self-guidance books but this is definitely one of a kind. But before we jump into the book, let’s take a glance of the author. Jay Shetty is a host, viral content developer, motivational speaker, and author who has won numerous awards. Jay started his YouTube channel in 2016 with the goal of sharing wisdom videos. He now has over 20 million followers worldwide and has received over four billion views on YouTube in just four years. In addition, Jay was nominated to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

Picture: The Guardian

When Jay was 18 years old, he met a monk who altered his life. Jay began to redefine success for himself, and he desired to help others. He spent three years as a monk traveling across India and Europe when he was 22 years old. He used to get up at 4 a.m. every day, take cold baths, meditate, and eat. He would meditate for 4 to 8 hours each day. Jay would devote half of his day to personal development and the other half to serving others. He has now reintegrated into society. He does, however, want to assist individuals in adapting the monastic mindset to modern city life.

The aim of ‘Think Like a Monk’ is to help individuals apply a monk mindset to their lives. Think Like a Monk shows you how to clear the roadblocks to your potential by overcoming negative thoughts, accessing stillness, and creating true purpose. It can be challenging to apply the lessons of monks to busy lives. However, Jay provides advice and exercises to reduce stress, improve self-discipline and focus, and maintain relationships in the modern world.

Picture: Jay Shetty

This book consists of three parts: let go, grow and give. To me, I think that these three aspects is important in our lives. The first and foremost step is to let go. Without letting certain things go, we cannot grow and experience better things in life.

The next part is to grow. All of us are at different stages in life. In this section, Shetty describes the ego and helps us comprehend the power of habit, regardless of the stage. If you’re attempting to improve, there are two things you should be aware of and learn from. Shetty provides extremely useful charts and tools for determining your purpose, as well as an explanation of the mind that literally blew my mind.

Last but not least, to give. The final section of Jay focuses on thankfulness, connections, and service. Many times we have everything and yet, we fail to be grateful. Being grateful is the key to a happier and more content life.

Some things you can learn and understand from this book is:

  • How to overcome negativity
  • How to stop overthinking
  • Why comparison kills love
  • How to use fear
  • Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it
  • How to learn from people you meet
  • Why you are not your thoughts
  • How to find purpose

Jay does a fantastic job of mixing his personal experiences with teaching techniques that you may use or simply learn. The book is both useful and inspirational. I would suggest it for your self-love journey as you continue to seek out that wonderful life you desire.

Sources: Barnes & NobleFind A Lovely Life

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(Video) ‘Deepfake’ And Shallowfake’? Here Is What You Need To Know!



Nowadays, there are getting more and more technologies created in this whole wide world for all the people. Initially, these technologies are created to help mankind to have a better and also easier future. Unfortunately, the twisted-minded people are getting more creative on using all these kinds of technologies to create bad things for themselves.

Talking about bad things, recent issues nowadays are getting so hot talking about the technologies of ‘deepfake’ and also the technologies of ‘shallowfake’. Both of these inventions have created so many problems for so many people worldwide and people have to know about them. A TikToker that goes by the name DigitalWithD has posted about it.

@dayanakemeskyReply to @umyalea ringkasan apa itu deepfake technology #learnontiktok #tiktokguru #pdpr #deepfake #techtok♬ she knows – favsoundds


Deepfake video exploits two machine learning (ML) models. An algorithm that could transpose any faces seamlessly onto videos. It is a synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else’s likeness.

@dayanakemeskyReply to @ismatdt hope you guys learn something! tgk vid lepas pasal deepfake jg 👩🏻‍💻 #learnontiktok #tiktokguru #pdpr #deepfake #techtok

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Shallowfake has actually created videos that have been manually altered or selectively edited. Shallowfake first become popularized in early 2018. It is a method of manipulating media content without the use of machine learning technology and algorithmic systems. Instead, shallowfake utilizes simple video editing software to alter existing media content.

Sources: TikTok DigitalWithD Part 1, TikTok DigitalWithD Part 2.

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(Video) Stay Alert! Signs That You Have To Know When Water Column Is Coming



A water column is actually a conceptual column of water from the surface of a sea, river, or even lake to the bottom sediment. There have been so many deaths and also trouble happened because of the water column phenomenon here in Malaysia. So shocking to hear that kind of news because water columns are usually so sudden and it is hard to avoid.

Worry not because there are actually certain signs that you can be aware of few moments before the water column phenomenon happens. Taking note of these phenomena could really help you a lot when a sudden water column comes near your area. The informational video was posted by a TikToker that goes by the name Murshid. This is it.

@muciddddPetanda kepala air. #T#ikTokGuru #L#earnOnTikTok #T#HIIN #t#hecolossalmalaysia♬ original sound – Murshid🐧

Signs that you have to know when the water column (kepala air) is coming:

1) There are suddenly increasing amounts of branches and leaves flowing in the water.

2) The water suddenly turns murky and frothy.

3) Water level increases in certain areas.

Sources: TikTok Murshid.

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Stay Safe! Try These 7 Tips When You Ride Your Motorcycle In The Rain



Some riders think that when the rain starts to come down, so too should the garage door, tucking the bike away until the sun shines again the following spring. It is so obvious to know that water reduces your motorcycle traction on the road as it creates a layer between your tires and the road surface. Then there is the problem of visibility and also the fact that previously non-slippery surfaces and road markings become slippery. That situation is really dangerous.

Unfortunately, those people are missing out on one of the best motorcycling experiences, as riding in the rain can actually be fun, so long as you know what to expect and how to change your riding accordingly. Rain is unavoidable and while you will probably never relish the opportunity to go out on your bike when it’s hammering down, it is not something you should be scared of. If you are fearful of it, it is something that you should really work on because, as we mentioned, you are going to do it at some point. You should try these 7 tips when you are riding in the rain.

Picture: Bennetts Insurance

1) Avoid Shiny-Smooth Surfaces

Surfaces that are kind of slippery on dry days become perilously slippery in the rain. Stay off of things like painted lines, manhole covers, metal plates, and even tar snakes. If you do find yourself caught on one of these, avoid hard braking or acceleration, just roll over it without any sudden inputs.

2) Find A Dry Line

When available, try riding in the tire tracks of vehicles in front of you. A car’s wheel can act like a plow, pushing water on the road out of the way for a brief moment. Soak up that dry pavement while you can.

3) Don’t Trust Puddles

That fun-looking mini-pond of splash-able joy could be hiding a foot-deep pothole, or who knows what else. If you can’t avoid riding through a puddle, hold the throttle steady, keep the bike upright, and don’t touch the brakes.

4) Keep Your Cool

Stay relaxed, and don’t make any sudden moves. Harsh, abrupt acceleration, braking, or steering can quickly eat up your limited traction. Make all your inputs smooth and gentle. If you have to brake hard, do it progressively, slowly squeeze the lever at first, to load the front tire and compress the suspension, then gradually increase the force until you’ve slowed enough.

5) Loosen Up

Clinging to the bars with a death grip will do three bad things. First, it will tire you out faster, exaggerate the effects of any movements you make, and keep your suspension from working as it should. Remember that your bike is designed to handle small bumps and wiggles, so let it do its job.

6) Give Yourself Time And Space

Take it easy. Reduce your speed, and put more space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Braking distances are much longer in the rain, and you can’t count on having traction when you need it. Plus, you need time to scan the road ahead and choose your lines, so you can avoid all the wonderful things we mentioned above.

7) Dry Gear Isn’t Enough

Waterproof gear is great and all, but the visible waterproof gear is even better. Remember that rain makes it even harder than usual for cars to see you. If your rain gear is all black, invest in a hi-vis vest or other reflective accessories.

Sources: Twisted Throttle.

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