When things seem too big, approach them with small.
A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered this monastery. I beg you to teach me.” Joshu asked, “Have you eaten your rice porridge?” The monk replied, “I have.” “Then,” said Joshu, “Go and wash your bowl.”
At that moment the monk was enlightened.
This zen story shows the simple, yet small power of tiny actions to make big changes. It doesn’t take much. Sometimes all you need, is a minor shift, to make a major improvement.
Some stories from this week to represent this mindset:
mind cafe’s picks of the week
- 6 Tiny Habits That Can Boost Your Sex Life As a Man by Growth Lodge
- 3 Daily Challenges That Will Strengthen Your Mental Fortitude by Jesse Pedersen
- The 3 Words That Will Make You More Empathetic by Jamie Logie
Until next week.