Been watching House of Cards recently, not really sure how I feel about it. It’s slow burning yet addictive watching and very, very dark.
One episode in particular caught my eye, 4 Tibetan Buddhist Monks are painstakingly etching grains of sand onto a picture they have sketched from memory, it takes them over a month to complete with the upmost attention to detail and patience of… well of a monk
According to Buddhist scripture, sand mandalas transmit positive energies to the environment and to the people who view them (had to look that up, I didn’t know what one was either) in this episode it represents the passage of time and the healing of the relationship between the villainous president and his dominant sexy hot momma of a wife <— can you tell I like her?
Everyone who passes the monks stops to admire their patience and the beauty of their work, sometimes for hours at a time. It’s impressive stuff.
The sad part was when they finally completed it, not one person was there to see the final product, no-one cared enough to make sure they were there to pat them on the back and say well done, they had other shit to worry about, then just like that, it was gone…
Tradition dictates the monks sweep up the coloured grains of sand and disperse them into flowing water with sacred chants and music.
Much like our quest to lose weight and build the ideal physique, innit bruv…
It takes the patience and diligence of a monk, progress at times will be slow.
On the journey people will come and go and think to themselves oh that’s nice but I couldn’t do it, I’m too busy,
and in the end when you complete your masterpiece (if you ever get there) no-one will care,
no-one will be there to pat you on the back,
the painstaking lengths you’ve gone to will all be swept away and dispersed into the flowing lager…
What to do about it?
Be sure that when you start on your next quest to change the scales that you do it for the right reasons.
If it’s because you think others will think more of you if you lost 2 stone then I can tell you now, they won’t care! They have too many worries of their own to care about whether or not you will take your top off at the beach this summer.
The Sand Mandala is a tool for guiding individuals along the path to enlightenment, it isn’t about the end product but what the monks learn about themselves on the journey.
Just like our 12 week transformation journey at Tough Love.
We focus on building your strength and building your health so you that you can go about your life and feel amazing. Our clients find out more about themselves and how to build a proper diet that works for life, not just for christmas…
They learn what they are capable of with support and guidance of coaches who know exactly what they are going through,
They understand what can be achieved by applying the simple things and repeating them daily…
That is why we are the best at what we do and so often hear the words ‘it’s so much more than a gym…’
We help you to help yourself…
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Paul ‘Buddha’ Love