A long, long, time ago, there was this monk named Bodhidharma who was so dedicated to his unpaid profession that he spent 9 years of his precious life meditating in a cave with his gaze fixed to a wall! That’s right, 9 years! I can’t even meditate for 5 minutes in my yoga class without losing focus and thinking about food, sex, money, or sex! Did I say that already? Back to the story…when year 7 rolled around, Bodhidharma was so exhausted and sleep-deprived that he began to lose concentration and started to doze-off. Angry at himself for his lack of drive and control, he ripped-off his eyelids and threw them to the ground ensuring no way of ever falling asleep on the job again! Wow! I thought I had issues! KIDS, DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME! Stick with the Red Bull, you’ll be just fine! Where the eyelids fell on the ground, sprouted a majestic tea tree. Bodhidharma picked a few of the tea leaves and began to chew on them. All of a sudden, he was sitting much taller, feeling alive and alert, but relaxed at the same time. Hmmmmmmm…must be the slow-release of caffeine! ;) This enabled Bodhidharma to go on and complete his meditation for the remainder of his 9 years and looking permanently shocked while doing so. That’s the drama, of Bodhidharma. The end.
|Bodhidharma with tea!|