Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

By Kamal Ravikant

As you love yourself, life loves you back. I don’t think it has a choice. I can’t explain how it works, but I know it to be true.
— Kamal Ravikant

what is this book about?

 (in the words of THE author)

“Loving yourself. Same thing your mom told you, same thing self-help books repeat enough times to be cliche. But there is a difference. It’s not lip service. It’s not a fire and forget type approach. It’s something I learned from within myself, something I believe saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. Most of it, simple enough to be idiotic. But in simplicity lies truth. In simplicity lies power.”


This is a petite but powerful book that introduces us to some of the most powerful self-help practices in a super simple way, because Kamal’s life-changing practice comes down to just three things:

  • Affirmations (Mental Loop)

  • Meditation

  • One Big Question (If I really loved myself, would I let myself experience this?)


This is a collection of thoughts on what the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur learned after hitting rock bottom and then making a vow to himself that he would love himself, no matter what. On what worked, what didn’t, where he succeeded, and also - most importantly - where he failed.

We have chosen this as the Shelf Help Book of the Month because we think that the relationship we have with ourselves is the key to making ANY kind of change, and that loving ourselves is the best gift we can give ourselves, and those around us this Christmas.

(and we’ll be discussing the book and its themes throughout the month on our Instagram and Facebook pages)



Kamal Ravikant says: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences in my life so far. I’ve trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan Monks in the Dalai Lama’s monastery, earned my US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women’s writers’ group, written a novel, held the hands of dying patients, and worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley.

“But the most transformative experience has been the simple act of loving myself.”

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I have nothing to lose. This is all there is. I love myself, I love myself, I don’t give a damn about anything else, I love myself.
— Kamal Ravikant

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