Zen Reflections: Eat When You’re Hungry


There is no other Zen story that encapsulates the meaning of mindfulness more effectively than the one shared below. Read, enjoy and learn.

A Zen master was once asked, “How do you practice Zen?”

The master replied,”When you’re hungry, eat; when you’re tired, sleep.”

“Isn’t that what everyone does?”

The master replied, “Not at all. Most people entertain a thousand desires when they eat and scheme over a thousand plans when they sleep.”

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