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I May Be Wrong: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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The result – here I have to give credit to the translator as well – is that it does sound like this strange Swedish guy is sitting next to you just chatting about how it was and more importantly how it is, and most importantly why this matters. Reads like the transcript of the most tedious interview in the history of tedious interviews, conducted by the guy who's credited (on the cover) as having served as editor.

It’s not a biting indictment, but it goes places that world famous athletes post-70s had rarely gone before.

We start citing lines from books on why we are right, and we want to be right at the expense of people’s lives. What he did was go on tour and talk, without notes, about his life and his beliefs and his practice. I was also sad to discover that Björn had died last year as he’s definitely someone I would have liked to read more from.

Interspersed with his descriptions of his life as a monk, Björn shares the wisdoms that he has learned. Björn Natthiko Lindeblad (1961-2022) was a Swedish public speaker, meditation teacher and former Buddhist monk. But there are also bits that are timeless, insightful, and still fascinating despite the passage of time. When the Dalai Lama adds his words to your frontispiece, I'm inclined to think it doesn't really matter how the rest of the world responds to your book.

We’re living in a world where everybody wants to be right, and it has led to divisive conflicts that has detrimentally impacted life for many people.

Here I am, regularly feeling sorry for myself (again) when I intermittently fast and eat a “strict” diet.This book goes over his childhood living in a small town in Alabama to his three years at Auburn University.

I have found more emotional freedom ever since I learnt to examine the reality of my emotions at a distance, so I deeply related to that statement.How magnificently disconcerting of this Swedish former forest monk to admit to doubts, even profound ones. Written as though he is performing one of his teachings, Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong is his only book. A lot of suffering comes from the illusory belief that we can control our trajectory, and also from the avoidance of pain/death. It's also a very personal story that is at times, if not quite laugh-out-loud-funny, definitely chuckle-making and self-recognition-smile inducing. I read it, turning down the corners of pages I wished to refer back to, and marking certain passages with a pencil.

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