How to get enlightened in 20 seconds


I know. I know.

Big claim in the subject line. One of those claims where you just want to roll your eyes.

BUT, I believe I can deliver.

Here it is…

So a monk tells Joshu, “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.”

Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?”

The monk replied, “I have eaten.”

Joshu said, “Then you had better wash your bowl.”

At THAT moment the monk was enlightened.


I love this little story.

It reminds me to stop thinking so damn much and just take the next action.

It’s so easy to get caught up in every day life. It’s also so easy to get frustrated and intimidated when we have a long journey ahead of us. (This is why having a Body Tutor on your side makes all the difference.)

When something seems overwhelming (like losing weight), we usually choose choice C:  None of the above and do nothing.

Instead, let’s just focus on our very next meal. Our very next workout. Our very next choice.

Focus on your very next action, your very next interaction, your very next task.

That’s it. That’s all we can do.

Although we can worry about eating poorly this week, or the upcoming party, or whatever is on the horizon (there’s always something), there’s nothing we can do right now…

EXCEPT, focusing on our very next meal.

Your template:

When in doubt…don’t ask questions. Don’t ponder. Just wash the bowl.

Let’s make it a great week choice by choice.

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